RIBA Chartered Practice

Three New Houses | Commercial Project

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.


Three New Build Houses | Southampton, Hampshire

Development of Three New Build Houses

Client: Private  

Type: Commercial


The requirements for brown field developing in established cities is key to ensuring that future housing opportunities are fully met. An example of this opportunity is in the many side streets of the Shirley district in Southampton, Hampshire, where small packages of land between rows of existing dwellings could be prime locations for further housing.

This small housing scheme of three identical units takes the proportions, materiality, and bay forms of the adjoining existing properties to derive a contemporary and modern version of the traditional Victorian terraced house. These traditional forms are extruded, examined, analysed, angled and refined to come up with a finished design.

As with many PCA projects, the design approach is an amalgamation of the ideals of contemporary architecture combined with an inherent design relationship to the sites immediate surroundings and an aesthetic sensibility of vernacular design typologies of British and Southern England-based architecture.

Differing colours of brick give articulation and contrast to the facades, which are set against the red brick and white render of the existing residences alongside. These proposed three bedroom family homes have an office/fourth bed option on the ground floor, as well as a large kitchen, living area and decked patio to the rear.

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