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Hopscotch House
by John Ellway Architect

Hopscotch House by John Ellway Architect
Photo by Toby Scott

John Ellway Architect has redesigned Hopscotch House in Brisbane, Australia.

Hopscotch House captures the idea of a home that encourages play and movement for its young family – it also references its physical manifestation in the plan.

"Former living areas were cold in winter from lack of sun," said John Ellway Architect. "The plan was stretched into the backyard, inserting a series of garden courtyards between the existing cottage and each of the new living spaces to capture sun, breeze and light."

In addition, wall-sized openings of solid shutters manage airflow while protecting from rain.

"Fixed glazing above lets light and shadow play across raw materials that make the extension feel more like an external space," added John Ellway Architect.

This project has been longlisted in the house extension category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: John Ellway Architect
Project: Hopscotch House

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