DOGMA

A Simple Heart, 2002-2009

Through its project A Simple Heart, inspired by and named after Flaubert’s famous novel, Un cœur simple, DOGMA takes a stand against the city of entertainment and artifice by placing the “workers” at the heart of urban organization. For this project, DOGMA sought to insert a wall around an existing part of the city, thereby aiming to contain all its capitalistic activities. Twenty-two of these units are set up close to the main urban centers of northwestern Europe. Each unit is designed to delimit an existing urban zone of 800 by 800 meters. These bars, measuring 25 meters in width and 20 floors high, contain 860 pods opening onto galleries for circulation. Once the compound is built, a transparent roof is placed over the area contained inside. The existing fabric of streets, squares and buildings, while remaining visible, is continuously adapted to the needs of the new inhabitants. As with Stop City, the form of the city makes it possible to limit its development. While the centre of the project is dedicated to production, a series of areas for solitude and contemplation is arranged along the periphery. The dynamics of contemporary capitalism are thus kept within the limits imposed by the form of the architecture. Simple, direct and sincere, the architecture of A Simple Heart is a reference to Superstudio’s Continuous Monument and to their anti-establishment and iconoclastic views. DOGMA’s many drawings, pastels and photomontages attest moreover to a sensitive approach marked by their exceptional mastery of graphics.

A Simple Heart, Architecture on the Ruins of the Post-Fordist City, Atlas of a City, 4

Central Capital City Area

Dessin

Encre et crayon graphite sur papier

42 x 29.7 x

2003

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NWMA
Dessin
Encre et collage sur papier
29.7 x 21
2002
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Randstadt, Flanders, Rhurgebiet
Dessin
Encre, feutre et collage sur papier
29.7 x 21
2002
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Room
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
29.7 x 21
2002
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Esistenza Minima: Plan
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
29.7 x 21
2002
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Esistenza Minima: Elevation
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
29.7 x 21
2002
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Esistenza Minima: Section
Dessin
Encre, feutre et crayon graphite sur papier
29.7 x 21
2002
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Atlas of a City
Dessin
Encre, collage et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2002-2009
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Randstadt, Flanders, Rhurgebiet
Dessin
Encre, feutre et collage sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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Central Capital City Area
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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City for 40 000 000 Inhabitants
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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Detail of a City
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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Detail of a City
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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Urban Villa
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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Urban Villa
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
39 x 29.8
2003
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Court Houses
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
41.8 x 29.5
2003
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Esistenza Minima: Typical Plan
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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Study for Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre, crayon graphite et collage sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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Study for Immeuble Cité. Study for Central Capital City
Dessin
Encre, crayon graphite et collage sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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Study for Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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Detail of Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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Detail of Immeuble Cité
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Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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Detail of Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2003
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Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre, crayon graphite et collage sur papier
43.1 x 29.5
2003
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City for 6 000 000 Inhabitants
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2004
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Slab. Study for a Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
21 x 29.7
2004
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Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre, crayon graphite et collage sur papier
42 x 29.7
2004
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Slab : Study for a Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2004
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Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
43.1 x 29.5
2004
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Study for a Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42.3 x 29.5
2009
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Study for a Immeuble Cité (Exterior)
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2009
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Study for Immeuble Cité (Exterior)
Dessin
Encre, crayon graphite et collage sur papier
42.1 x 29.5
2009
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35. Study for Immeuble Citè (Esistenza Minima)
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2009
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Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
2009
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Unit
Dessin
Encre et collage sur papier
70 x 50.5
2009
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Study for the Unit Frame
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
70 x 50.5
2009
009 92 03

Study for Typical Plan
Dessin
Crayon graphite sur papier
70 x 50.5
2009
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Section
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
70 x 50.5
2009
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Detail of Typical Plan: Rooms
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
70 x 50.5
2009
009 92 06

Study for a Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
s. d.
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Study for a Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
s. d.
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Study for a Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
42 x 29.7
s. d.
009 107 30

Study for a Immeuble Cité
Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur papier
39.8 x 29.8
s. d.
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