This abstract is related to a research work about the analogy between physical context and human relations in Brazilian home environments. Starting from an anthropological basis - a cultural deliverance of the Brazilian way of living, its main objective was to analyze the mutual influence between man and space in a specific context of which the most distinguishing mark is a rigorous delimitation of employers and domestic workers social roles. The study object chosen was the domestic workers living space located in apartments constructed in Fortaleza, Ceará-state capital, north-eastern region of Brazil, between 1980 and 2005. In order to set up a reading and comprehension axis for the obtained reality, the concepts of social exclusion - as a citizenship basic wrights deprive process, appropriation - as the spatial identification process, and proxemics - the interrelated observations of man's use of space as a specialized elaboration of culture were taken, considering their applicability in social/environmental researches. The data collection phase was composed by two stages. Initially, a documental research was taken with multi-residential building projects, considering the following information lines: apartment's general data, occupation conditions, privacy, accessibility, environmental comfort and healthfulness. At the second stage, a focus group research was developed within three distinguished segments directly related to the theme: architects (proposers), domestic workers (users) and domestic employers (owners). The resulting data of each stage was indexed according to the information lines of the documental research. As for the information specifically generated by the focus groups, it was also classified by segment and submitted to a codification analysis. Finally, there was a data intersection phase when all the information provided by the focus groups was compared and imbricated with the results of the documental research. The results lead to a tendency of consensual opinion among the three segments about the domestic workers space conditions, especially in matters of unsatisfactory room dimensions, insufficient privacy and scarce environment comfort. The main differences, however, are at the explanation presented: each segment indicates a unique vision of the spatial conformation and its way of use and occupation. The opinions converge over the spatial appropriation process questions, but clearly magnify the role of each segment at the related socio-cultural context: even though it is an agreement that the spatial appropriation difficulty leads to a lack of citizenship basic wrights, the solution commitment for this dilemma is treated as an utopia by proposers and owners, and considered a necessity by users.