Toby Scott is a professional photographer who specialises in interiors and architectural image making.
Hopscotch House captures the idea of a home that encourages play and movement for its young family. It also references its physical manifestation in plan. Former living areas were cold in winter from lack of sun. 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. 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.
Architect/Designer of the project: John Ellway