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Paul Cashin Architects | Contemporary Chartered Architects in Winchester, Hampshire / News

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 - Planning Permission Granted for High Street House, Twyford, near Winchester, Hampshire

Paul Cashin Architects are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for our High Street House proposal. This is a contemporary architecture extension to a Grade 2 listed dwelling in the village of Twyford, near Winchester, Hampshire.

The proposal developed through discussion and collaboration with the users and the local Winchester planning authority in order to reach a design solution taking the form of a modern single storey extension providing a dining area, garden room, additional storage, utility and shower room facilities.

Due to the Grade 2 listing of the existing house, extra care and consideration was taken over the layout, impact and appearance of the proposal.

Inside, a refurbished kitchen leads to a glazed link that provides a distinction between the new and the old structures. Ancillary spaces are located off a hallway before the space opens up to a dining area and garden room. Timber flooring and a Birch Plywood finish to the walls and ceiling help to create a sense of cosiness and warmth, added to by a curved hearth and log burner. Full height glazing provides access and views to the garden on two aspects, whilst roof lights let light in from above.

Externally, the contemporary proposal is clad in black timber fins, to offset it against the white painted brickwork of the existing property. The timber cladding draws forward connotations with nature, it’s soft materiality and grain ageing over time. In contrast to the heaviness and boldness of the white painted brick, the timber cladding will help the proposal be viewed as subservient to the existing property.

Concept of contemporary architecture extension exterior, Twyford, Hampshire

Concept of contemporary architecture extension exterior, Twyford, Hampshire

Concept of contemporary architecture extension interior, Twyford, Hampshire

Concept of contemporary architecture extension interior, Twyford, Hampshire

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 Hampshire, Dorset and the whole of Southern England.