This research begins with interpretation of boundary- limits. Based on the new borders of Cyprus, we are moving to the new reality and its circumstances. It is an area that defines the boundaries of a world in relation to one another, a transitional space, a space for diversity. The aim is to analyze these new limits, which now define the boundaries of a new reality. The study of the history and the state of Cyprus through bibliographic sources, documentaries and publications of the time aims at understanding the current political and social situation in the refugee issue that emerged in 1974. Focusing on the realities of a state of war of present and past, we end up with this socio-political problem, the phenomenon of refugee. It is a permanent phenomenon, it happens all the time .The search for the Cypriot tragedy, with inland displacement compares with the new refugee flow from Syria. The refugees are oscillate between two lives, the past and that of the present. The past that defines their old habits/ traditions and the new reality in which they have to recreate an new situation to live in and be a part of a new society. The logic that displacement is something temporary has created camps all over Europe. A question in each case is why we are not prepared to deal with these flows of people coming in and out and how can architecture and design make our cities more adaptive to migration.