Three months since our last update, and progress at Terrace House has moved ahead significantly. The 19-storey residential project by PortLiving and Shigeru Ban Architects has now risen above grade, it to not be long now before the distinctive development takes its place upon the downtown skyline. 

Terrace House, rising above grade, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

Located at 1255 West Pender Street in Coal Harbour, Terrace House will be comprised of just 20 units, spread across a tiered array of ascending levels. Set to become the tallest hybrid wood-concrete high-rise in North America, Terrace House will be composed of a concrete base with a conjoined timber-frame tower. 

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

Viewed above, the bulk of the structure (levels 1-12) will be composed of concrete and steel, while the 7-storey pinnacle (levels 13-19) will be made from timber. Unique thus in more ways than one, Terrace House will truly be a standout structure.

Terrace House, construction site view, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

This arrangement will allow for a series of outdoor terraces, hence the name, which will grace every unit. Green, innovative, and aesthetically pleasing, Terrace House will be a fine addition to the city. 

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