In every field of professional life, the sector has been getting faster, not applying its own optimum pace, however, and speeding due to the higher rhythm of competitive society. In architecture and urban planning fields, this rapidity can be applied to the fast and uncontrolled residential areas in cities. This acceleration rate can be harmful to people, causing them to be unhappy, unhealthy, unsatisfied in their home environments, quarters and in cities. The aim of the paper is to test the answer on how the residential environment can be designed with a better quality of life for its users in this fast pace of globalization? The answer has explored by the concept of ‘Slow Architecture’ versus ‘Fast Architecture’. The idea has been adapted by Saturnini, who established “Slow City” movement. It has also be explained by Zumthor as a concept by using local materials and respecting local culture. It is a way to think about what kind of architecture that we have at hands and what is the quality that has better to be kept before it is consumed fast together with the good tradition and sold in the global exchange process. This “Slow City” idea has good common issues related to the sustainability concept that the natural ecology and species can be kept while their specifities, culture, arts, architectural features and principles survive. Architects employ the measures of materials, techniques of the place and the culture to identify a number of worthy examples in that environment. Considering these two important issues above, we examine housing development in North Cyprus. Just after the Referendum in 2004, fast growing housing developments have been started. Various type of housing development look alike due to the old building codes that were applied before the reunion of the island could happen. Therefore, architects, clients and developers have agreed to “produce and sell” these houses much faster than ever due to higher financial profits. This happened just after housing market has opened to the member states, when whole Cyprus became as a part of the European Union. At the end, this fast growing sector accelerates; most of the houses are designed as “copy and paste” manner. In this case, it is time to discover possibilities of the “Slow Architecture / City” concept into the case of North Cyprus, regarding these “copy-paste-produce-sell” ”houses. In the meantime, citizen’s interests and needs should be investigated on the matter. In this paper, new developed quarters near to University in the city of Gazimagusa have been chosen for the field study how fast or slow architecture should be designed for the citizen. The finding and conclusion will be speculated and stated in the full paper.