Paolo Cucchi

Address No.51 Jln Straits View 4, 80200
Johor Bahru – MALAYSIA
Tel. +60 7 2220900 – 2209162 (MY- Office)
+60 12 2575792 (MY- H/P)

Paolo Cucchi is principal and founder of “PCA-Paolo Cucchi Architects”, an international practice with offices in Italy and Malaysia.

He graduated with the Master Degree at University Institute of Architecture of Venice in 1986.  Member of the Board of Architects of Parma since 1987, ARB & RIBA 2004 and International Academy of Architecture (IAA) 2007,

he taught at Universities in Malaysia and Singapore and has been visiting professor at several Institutions in Europe and Asia. Paolo Cucchi has been invited as jury member for many architecture awards including “Premju Emanuele Luigi Galizia” Malta 2018, “Iakov Chernikov Foundation” Prize 2018 and WAF 2017, Berlin – Germany and regularly lectures at international conferences and seminars.

His firm was awarded “Multi-Disciplinary Architecture & Design Firm of the Year 2018 and Architect of the Year 2018  Italy-Malaysia” from Build Magazine, UK.

In 2017, he received the award as “Asia Most Influential Designer” from DOTY-ACG Media, Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia and in 2016 the IAA Annual Grand Prix.

The firm operates at different levels of project types embracing architecture, urban planning and interior design. Deep respect for vernacular topics and cultural references imprints the design philosophy attuned with an aesthetic, technological and functional research toward innovative solutions. The challenge is to create a good synergy between context and intervention, offering desirable living experiences in pleasant, comfortable environments, able to nurture a sense of community in respect of individuality.


Cluster Houses & Semi-detached mq 230, mq 272, mq 260 Malaysia 2016 LOCATION: SERI ALAM, MALAYSIA CLIENT: SERI ALAM PROPERTIES SDN BHD YEAR: 2017 STATUS: BUILT AREA: 85 UNITS, SEMI DETACHED AND CLUSTER – 40,000mq land TYPE: PRIVATE RESIDENCES The new development of single-family two-storey cluster and semi-detached houses has been designed to maximize natural environmental […]

PNB hotel

Hotel 83,000 Malaysia 2012 LOCATION: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA CLIENT: PERMODALAN NASIONAL BHD (PNB) STATUS; UNDER CONSTRUCTION AREA: 83,000mq TYPE: HOTEL & OFFICE TOWER The project, located in the golden triangle of Kuala Lumpur along Jalan Sultan Ismail, consists in the redevelopment of  the 35-storey existing building (ex Malaysia Airlines HQ) into  a ’GRADE A’ office […]

Intercontinental Hotel Yerevan

Architecture mq 30,669 Armenia 2011 Winner: Honorable Mention LOCATION: YEREVAN, ARMENIA CLIENT: MERCEDES BENZ YEAR: 2012 STATUS: COMPETITION – HONORABLE MENTION AREA: 30,669mq TYPE: HOTEL The design strives for a language of harmony between architecture and natural setting. The complex blossoms discreetly from a prominent location, on top of the hill. Wrapped by a light […]


LOCATION: TAMAN PONDEROSA, JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA CLIENT: PRIVATE YEAR: 2016 STATUS: BUILT AREA: 320mq building – 2,000mq land TYPE: PRIVATE RESIDENCE Architecture and landscape, closely blended together, offer a harmonic ensemble where water, greenery and light play the primary role of regeneration. Essential modern idiom, material and visual contaminations between outside and inside maximize the […]