In Azerbaijan live since the early 90s around 700,000 IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) as a result of the conflict with Nagorno-Karabakh. These refugees are no longer housed in temporary shelters; own villages, settlements and cities have been built for them across the country. These now permanent accommodations - they were basically planned as temporary transitional solutions - give a limit to the residents- future perspectives of a return to their homeland, as they have become by the time (over 20 years) new, fixed places of residence. Within this thesis the function of these towns / cities, their organization, structure and the distribution of center-periphery is illuminated and supported by photo and interview material. Likewise, the officially not recognized country Nagorno-Karabakh is examined architecturally, namely to what extent the newly built architecture since the declaration of independence can serve the recognition as an international state in the community of states.