The three wings of the star-shaped floor plan of the building are accessed via an enclosed fire stair on the outside wall and a naturally illuminated and venti- lated internal lobby. Each wing contains one, sometimes two apartments. The star-shaped arrangement means that each apartment has views in at least three directions and is there-fore opti- mally illuminated. A section of the large apartment in the south wing can be divided off into a separate flat which when combined with the flat above forms a small maisonette. Almost all the rooms in all the apartments are naturally illuminated and ventilated. Sliding doors can be used to separate the kitchen from the living room as required. Each apartment has its own loggia or balcony which is wide enough to form an out- door living area adjacent to the living room. External glazing shields against wind and draughts, and allows the out- door areas to be transformed into spa-cious garden rooms.