Aux dires de l’obscur. Sur la théorie en architecture (“In the words of the obscure. On theory in architecture”) written by Franck Rambert, was published by Éditions 205:
Theory in architecture is used to think about architecture before thinking about the project that will be an incarnation of it. It also serves to think the architecture as a whole, whatever the place, the time or the scale of the building.
It is taken for granted that theory is an integral part of the architect’s practice, that it is the cognitive part that orders the design and allows it to reach that condition of thought that brings the architectural discipline into the field of the erudite arts.
However, there is no book that would say with any precision what theory in architecture is, what one could expect from it and to what extent it would be operative. This text tries to define the words and to make them effective for those who want to make or understand architecture.