PCA-PaoloCucchiArchitects is a multi-disciplinary international architectural practice established in 1987. Paolo Cucchi is the founding principal and design director. Primary commitment is to produce architecture of quality, with attention to details and exploration of materials. An architecture conceptually innovative, functional, concerned of context and sustainability, that resonates with the specificity of place and purpose. With deep respect for vernacular topics and cultural references our aesthetic, technological and functional research investigates creative ideas in the attempt to break repetitive monotony toward innovative solutions and attractive expressions.
The challenge is to create a good synergy between context and intervention, offering desirable living experiences in pleasant, comfortable environments, able to nurture sense of community, in respect of individuality. Based in Malaysia and Italy, the firm operates at different levels: the project types vary from private residences, offices to apartment towers, condominiums, public buildings and urban planning, embracing interior design, reuse and preservation.
PCA provides full architectural service from concept, supervision to final completion. Our philosophy envisages a close, active collaboration with client and specialist consultants.
1986: M.Arch. I.U.A.V. - University of Architecture of Venice
1987: Board of Architects of Parma , Italy1987, (Reg no. 290)
1988: Board of Consultants at Italian Agency for the Promotion and Development of Southern Italy.
1989: Board of Consultants at Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2003 - 2010: Professor at the Faculty of Built environment, University
2004: Visiting Professor at NUS (National University of Singapore)
2004: RIBA UK (Reg.no.20002819)
2004: ARB Board of Architects UK (Reg.no.071310 D)
2004 - 2007: President of Italian Malaysian Business Association
2005 - 2007: Visiting Professor at University of Bologna, Faculty of Architecture “Aldo Rossi”
2006: AIA - American Institute of Architects (Reg. no. 30466205)
2007: Member of IAA (International Academy of Architecture)
2007: Director of International Office for Europe Region at UTM. Several MoU with few important European Universities have been arranged
2009: Second Prize “Office Complex” for Putrajaya Holding, Putrajaya Malaysia
2010: Honourable Mention “Intercontinental Hotel and Business Centre” in Yeravan, Armenia
2011: Second Prize “NAZA TTDI mix development” at Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur
2012: LAM (Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia) Reg. no. AG/P45
2012: PAM (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia) Reg. no. G 3413
2012: Third Prize for a mix development Masterplan “Garden City” for IJM in Johor Bahru
2013: Invited as external examiner by Tsinghua University Beijing for final critique session of Master students.
2014: Finalist for Museum competition, El Lissitzky, in Novosibirsk, Russia
2014: Nomination at IAA Grand Prix 2014 for “Club House - Seri Alam”, Sofia
2015: Nominated “Academician” at International Academy of Architecture, Sofia
2015: President of International Academy of Architecture, South East Asia Branch
2015: Gold Medal annual Grand Prix at IAA 2015 for “Pavilion at Ponderosa”, Sofia
2015: Appointed as expert for the nomination of 10 architects for “IAKOV
2016: MIPIM Awards, International Real Estate Competition, Cannes
2016: AR Awards Emerging Architecture Awards, London
2016: AAP American Architecture Prize for Architectural Design, New York
2016: Winner of ASIA PACIFIC PROPERTY AWARDS, Single Residential House, Kuala Lumpur
2016: Honourable Mention at PERSPECTIVE EU 2016 for single residential unit, Venice
2016: Finalist at ARCHMARATHON-MARMOMACC , Verona
2017: Appointed as expert for the nomination of 10 architects for “IAKOV
2017: Winner of Architizer A+Awards Popular Choice, New York
Languages: Italian, English, French fluent, Mandarin only beginning