Kingland Apartment Towers Bejing, China Designed 2003 with Nick Milkovich Architects and TG Projects Company These twin apartment towers were designed with angular rooves to reflect the Kunlun mountain peaks. The towers sit on top of a commercial development consisting of four levels of retail, and one level of hotel suites. The retail base of the complex is organized around a central atrium mall. The north-south orientation allows sunlight to penetrate the glass roof to interior mall levels throughout the year. On the roof of the retail there are thirteen hotel suites in a landscaped garden setting overlooking the surrounding views to a park, river, and the city beyond. There is only one or two residences per floor. This arrangement provides each suite with excellent daylight, superb views to all regions around the site, and natural cross ventilation within each suite. The largest suites are situated at the top of the towers and have large landscaped terraces. At the base of each tower there is amenity space for fitness and exercise activities and meeting and social functions opening onto landscaped terraces. The residences all all have sophisticated electronics, security, and parking systems. As well each residence has two elevators- a host sightseeing elevator and a service guest elevator ensuring hosts and guests can be separated. The final complex was an interpretation of the original design.