As good or bad environmental performance is specially reflected by the appearance of outdoor spaces, it has a major impact on the perceived image and morphological characteristics both of the residential environments produced and of their urban consequences. In housing developments in Brazil, standardisation of project design and building specifications were established as almost scale of the country, and the marked different regional characteristics of each of the 23 States, the nature of the system of provision based on economy of scale adversely affected the quality of construction by its overemphasized priorities for quantitative targets. Consequently, the design of most housing schemes was not appropriate for the satisfaction of user needs and aspirations.