Introduction: The dreamt, transformed and molded space, as well as metaphoric constructions of people’s visual language, are usually born in a project-speaking atmosphere of mechanisms that wander between the sensible and the intelligible. Metaphoric spaces are not exactly derived from the immediate appearance of built spaces, but rather shaped by memories, emotions and the social context of their inhabitants. Within this process, individuals not only search for explanations about their identity and placing situation but also reconstruct their own logic and aspirations towards their vicinity and cities. Such engaged work deals with people’s awareness of belonging to places and the constant need for improving architectural urban elements.Context & background literature: Based on the premise previously presented, the Group “Arquitetura, Subjetividade e Cultura” (Architecture, Subjectivity and Culture), linked to Post-grad. Studies Program in Architecture - Proarq/UFRJ, aims at systemizing methods for the analysis of the configuration of space attributes in order to settle down identity types of meanings and collective urban images.Aims and Methods: methodology we have chosen for the making of this work is based on several studies that long before have been trying to investigate the comprehension of “world view”(Geertz, 1973; Rapoport, 1969) through ethnographic readings of spaces and survey techniques that make use of participant observations and straight approach. We take these primary studies as a hook to the elaboration of new strategies that may gather technical architectural data with the discoveries and necessary aid of interdisciplinary fields. It is also our goal to comprehend space as an embodiment of culture, subjectivity and life project.Findings & Conclusions: Through the use of some tools based on the interdisciplinary range of human sciences – although adapted to architecture and urbanism researchers’ language – this paper outlines some ideas for the construction of spatial metaphors readings, wishing to contribute to the debates towards the importance of interdisciplinary issues in Architecture and Urbanism.