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Paul Cashin Architects 'PCA' is a creative RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Chartered Architecture practice based in Winchester, Hampshire. PCA takes a design-led approach to the practise of contemporary architecture, believing that well thought and considered design is essential to the creation of successful architectural space.

The practice undertakes contemporary architectural design projects across residential, commercial and civic sectors of the construction industry. Currently having a number of live projects across Winchester, Hampshire and the South Coast including one-off new build houses, extensions and commercial business projects.


As a small practice, our strength lies in our inclusive and personal approach, working directly with clients, consultants, and contractors, encouraging the cross over between architecture and other areas of art and design.

We are in a consistent state of process, working through a range of media including physical and computer models, hand and computer drawings, sketching and conceptual diagrams, discussions and presentations.

Paul Cashin Architects was founded in 2012 by Paul Cashin. Paul studied Architecture at the Universities of Portsmouth and Vienna, graduating in 2011 with an RIBA Presidents Medal nomination. He has worked for numerous practices, including Design Engine Architects working on contemporary university, school, housing and one-off house projects between 2008 and 2012. Paul has also taught at the University of Portsmouth and was a member of the Project Office for the school. Paul started PCA in 2012 which has set up offices in Winchester in 2016.

Paul is an RIBA Chartered Architect registered with the ARB.

Paul Cashin Architects Design Extension to Rectory Building in Purbrook, Hampshire

We have been appointed to provide design ideas for a contemporary first floor addition to a Rectory building in Purbrook, Hampshire.  Originally serving the nearby Church on Stakes Hill, the house is full of period character, featuring 9 inch brick walls and a patterned tiled roof.

The client is requiring a third bedroom and some extra storage space for what is currently a very modest home. This will take the form of a first floor extension over the existing kitchen. A sensitive contemporary approach to the architecture will ensure the new addition stands out from the existing building and does not try to create a 'false' pastiche or copy of the existing original architecture. However, at PCA we are considering ways in which to bring through some of the quirkiness and kooky character of the existing building through to our new extension. Can character be designed in?

Our initial concept will be to expand over the kitchen with a lightweight timber frame, then clad over with timber shingles that reference the patterns of the existing house.  A gable window and mezzanine seating/store space will feature in the new bedroom.  A Planning application is scheduled to be submitted over the Winter period.

Rectory Building Concept Sketch

Rectory Building Concept Sketch

Rectory Building Concept Sketch

Rectory Building Concept Sketch

Architectural Precedent - Timber shingles on 'Gingerbread House' in London by Laura Dewe Mathews Architect

Architectural Precedent - Timber shingles on 'Gingerbread House' in London by Laura Dewe Mathews Architect

For examples of our contemporary architecture designs based around Hampshire please view our selected projects here, or if you would like to discuss a project please view our contact page here. Our office is located in Winchester, Hampshire, but we undertake projects across the whole of Southern England.

To see more from Laura Dewe Mathews fantastic 'Gingerbread House' please see the link: http://lauradewemathews.com/