RIBA Chartered Practice

House on the Shore Iteration 01 | Private House

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.


House on the Shore / Iteration 01 | Normandy, France

New Build One-off House

Client: Private  

Type: Residential

Completed as part of a design proposal for the masterplan of Le Touquet Paris Plage, this is the initial design idea for a contemporary beach house overlooking the English Channel from the forested area north of the town centre.  The design includes three components: a weathered steel wall, lower open plan living portion, and upper sleeping accommodation portion, all of which can be replicated in various arrangements along the beach front.

Though not part of the Normandy landings, this forested beach area does have a rich history of Parisian holiday homes and an annual kite festival, all adding to an eclectic mix of dwellings and tourist attractions.  This beach house could be one of many that line the forest edge looking west across the channel.

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