This design for a collective house in the center of Rotterdam is all about the passage from a busy street to a very peaceful courtyard. The passage has a natural selection of people who are welcome and others who are not. Going into the street gives the feeling of being watched from all sides without seeing if somebody is in the house. You can feel the social control.
The apartments at either sides of the street cannot look into each other's homes and respects the privacy of these homes. All the functions of the house comes out of the wall. This gives the freedom to use the same room for different functions.