In favour of a generous common area that can be used flexibly, the actual sleeping cells are reduced to basic elements: a bed, a closet, a window, and a door. Retreat to a private area is also ensured on a limited floor area—for reading, talking, making phone calls, and daydreaming. The heart of the house is a six-metre high reading room in the basement, where each student occupies a place. The generous glazing on the ground floor allows concentrated work in daylight and simultaneously offers a view of the street. A free-standing staircase leads to the semi-private upper floors. A loggia in the courtyard expands the front zone to the rooms and creates its own internal world.