The present paper, encompasses theoretical reflections on urban condition;as well as new possibilities for the transformations of the contemporary city.The debate on the contemporary urban condition is undoubetebly today composed of multiple thoughts, namely the organization of the city as a network, its characteristic impermanence, the ubiquity of vision, mobility and digital communications, and so forth. The debate is also composed of other developments, focusing on preservation of heritage or the paradigm of creative cities. Nevertheless those discourses that , at the end of the 20th century, seeks to address the directions that the urban realities has been shifting towards, recall to a large extent Ignasi Solà-Morales pioneering prognostics. In fact, the work of Ignasi Solà-Morales constitutes a inspiring legacy, since he outlined one of the most notable and insightful theoretical cartographies of contemporary metropolitan and architectural condition. A complex architectural thought process, consisting in a selection of categories in which only a provisional interpretation of a contemporary city can be based The work will be structured in two parts. The first part revisit thr work of Ignasi Solà-Morales’, alluding to some of the ways of perceiving the urban condition that he offered is his work. A second part encompasss some of those aspects of urban culture that are relevant to the contemporary urban debate.
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