In the late 1980s an ex colleague introduced me to the drawings of the dystopian comic2000 AD , its main protagonist Judge Dredd and the world of Mega City One. This “Ballardian” creation revealed a...

In 1984, when property developer Vanke was established by Wang Shi, the proportion of China’s population living in urban areas was in the vicinity of 20%. In 2011 it reached 50.5%, exceeding the rural population...

SPARK recently enjoyed the opening of IKON Connaught – an iconic new shopping, leisure and office landmark in Cheras on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. SPARK designed a ‘twin-speed’ façade for this prominent building, which is...

The Middle East’s largest real estate and property development event, Cityscape Global, runs from 21 to 23 September 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. SPARK will be exhibiting alongside some 200 companies from the...

A period of necessary introspection befell the architecture profession in March 2013. During a speech at the Architects’ Journal ’s ‘Women in Architecture’ luncheon in London, icon of postmodern architecture and theory Denise Scott Brown...

SPARK has completed the design of Prince’s Building a 71,600-square-metre mixed-use development and transportation hub for China Merchants. Located in Shenzhen South China the 110-metre-high, 27-storey office tower and five retail pavilions are connected by...

SPARK Director Stephen Pimbley was welcomed back to Channel News Asia’s ‘First Look Asia’ TV programme on Thursday 10 July 2014 – this time to discuss ‘green architecture’ on the occasion of World Population Day. With...

SPARK’s award-winning streak continues with an extraordinary honour. The international Iconic Awards, organised by the German Design Council, have named SPARK ‘Architects of the Year’ for 2014. SPARK will be accepting the award at a...

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