Nine months since our last update, and progress at Terrace House by PortLiving and Shigeru Ban Archtiects has been making steady advances, as the site makes its way towards grade. While the tops of the rebar on-site can be seen poking above grade, the bulk of the site remains at least two full levels below. 

Terrace House, rebar poking above grade, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

Set to rise 19 storeys at 1255 West Pender Street in downtown Vancouver's waterfront Coal Harbour district, the 20-unit Terrace House will be a boutique residential building for a select roster of fortunate buyers. Soon to become North America's tallest hybrid wood-concrete-steel high-rise, the opportunity to live within this innovative development will more than likely be a coveted one, especially within a renowned urban centre such as Vancouver. 

Terrace House, at least two floors below grade, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

Viewed in the rendering below, the aptly-named Terrace House will be formed out of a combination of different construction materials, including the aforementioned combination of timber, concrete, and steel. The bulk of the structure (floors 1-12) will be made of a composite of concrete and steel, while the 7-storey pinnacle (floors 13-19) will be made entirely of wood. 

Terrace House, as it will appear upon completion, image via PortLiving and Shigeru Ban Architects

This unique arrangement and massing will allow for the inclusion of a continuous series of terraces across the majority of the structure, which will be populated with an ample amount of living vegetation. Thereby combining a smart design, green building practices, and sweeping downtown vistas, Terrace House will be a popular address for years to come. 

SkyriseVancouver will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  PortLiving, Shigeru Ban Architects