During my ethnographic exercise in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, I saw an apartment complex with small park-like, garden space in the middle. The green garden area creates an environment-friendly, comfortable atmosphere that would positively affect people who live in the apartments and around the complex. Especially because the apartment buildings are designed to be very big, simple, and repetitively rectangular, the garden counters the density of the red brick walls. This set up connects to the notion of home in the story “How To Build The Perfect Refugee Camp,” in which happiness at home requires certain levels of physical comfort and quality facilities that balance out various aspects of human life.
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