Room 13 is an idea originated in an art studio in a Scottish primary school in the 1990s. The Room 13 studio is open to all between eight and eighteen, democratic, autonomous, organised and run completely by the students themselves, assisted only by resident artists and depending on the school only for heat, light and the space itself. This is the first such room to be purpose built. This highly sustainable project, using a ground-source heating system, has two bright blue-roofed light-towers acting as a beacon. Inside there is excellent daylight from the towers and the pyramidal space they give may encourage adventure in height of art or hanging pieces. The space is conceived as a single studio that can be subdivided.