One of the tools for understanding the nature of home is to study its social and spatial dialectics. Self / society dialectics is one of the essential characteristics of homes. Concurrently urban environments are confronted by like oppositions of anonymity and individualization. The ways that urban residential environments are affected by the two opposing contemporary movements and their causes and effects on the essential nature of homes, in terms of self /society dialectics are studied. The empirical part of the research is made among certain residential environments of Izmir. The social structure , human behavior and their reflections to domestic space use and organization are analyzed.