Architecture studio Spark has recently redesigned the façade of the Starhill Gallery, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic luxury shopping malls. The project was coordinated by director Stephen Pimbley, and focused on the shopping mall's façade facing Bukit Bintang. “Unlike many street-facing malls in Kuala Lumpur,...

The development titled “Gateway” sits at the threshold of one of New South Wales’ most beautiful cities Wollongong. The project consists of a 300 unit residential development supported by a modicum of commercial space. The “Gateway” project straddles the narrow coastal plain between Illawarra Escarpment and...

SPARK facades, the deceptive outward appearance Walter Gropius in his Fagus factory project of 1913 became the first architect to successfully design a “curtain wall” a filigree facade that had no load bearing function. Gropius along with Mies Van der Rohe and other modernist architects liberated...

Spark’s Kuala Lumpur based Starhill Gallery has been published in the book “Brand Spaces” showcasing cutting-edge design concepts from around the world that communicate brand identity in 3 dimensions. Key decision makers from leading brands, Audi, Camper, Aesop, Freitag, Gaggenau, Nike, Nokia, and Starbucks share their...

Spark’s Guangzhou Science Town wins prestigious award at Vanke’s end of year annual ceremony. The “outstanding project of the year” covered the disciplines of master planning, architecture and landscape architecture and was awarded for Spark’s mixed-use development of 220 SOHO residential units and a “street-shopping”...

Spark’s Arte S residential towers are set to become the tallest buildings on Penang’s skyline, designed for Malaysia’s Nusmetro Group the twin towers are 50 and 27 storeys containing up to 6 apartments per floor. The design has been conceived to set new residential standards on...

Non-disaster-related pro bono work by an English architect in Asia? Fee free design work is not often heard of beyond disaster relief or other situations of pressing humanitarian need – even at the best of times. Should one expect to hear about it during some...

Ikon Connaught is located at the heart of Cheras where the metropolis of Kuala Lumpur begins to merge with the lush green hills of Kajang and Ampang. Ikon seeks to create a lifestyle destination on an intimate neighborhood scale with the level of quality, impact...

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