Subjects place making was investigated through critical environmental transition that accompanied recent natural disasters in Japan, Indonesia and Philippine. Each residential phase constructed following these disasters-shelter, temporary housing, rebuilt-housing, and physical dispositions_was traced by focusing on the positive means as well as the negative means of making territory used in each private space. A comparative study was conducted to present typical examples of place making for each residential phase. Some mementos to recall the victims' memory or lost relations which used to be in their neighborhoods, have special meanings for subjects whose environment was forced to be changed inevitable by a disaster. Personalization in private space could be seen not only as special orientation but also as orientation across time for survivors who will confront the new environment which is not the same as the past one.