The paper aims to analyze the evolution of the high-rise collective housing developed in Brazil and Portugal according to the Modern Movement principles. The research studies the housing programs developed accordingly to the evolution of high-rise collective housing typology in each country, in order to evaluate the inhabitants' satisfaction. The selected projects range from the 40's up to the 80's in Lisbon and Brasilia (154 types of high-rise collective buildings were identified in this study). These projects are paradigmatic examples of high-rise collective housing history and show a large variety of standard solutions. They were large-scale integrated operations that resulted from economical and social development programs led by the governments of both countries. The inhabitants' satisfaction is analyzed through indicators that assess the current way of using the housing spaces and the social dynamics generated by the existence of complementary functions.