Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has just unveiled the latest images for its brand new Terrace House. Standing at 71 metres tall, the building is set to become the tallest hybrid structure on the planet once it’s finally completed in Vancouver, Canada.

World's Tallest Timber Hybrid Tower in Vancouver

The Terrace House in Vancouver will be the world’s tallest hybrid building. Featuring an outer frame of timber and glass top, paired with a concrete and steel core, the Terrace House will take the title from the 18-storey, 53-metre-high Brock Commons at the University of British Columbia, which is also located in Vancouver.

The building will be located on Vancouver’s waterfront next to the listed landmark Evergreen Building by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, and will provide 20 luxury residences – nearly half of which will occupy an entire floor. Three homes will be spread across the top seven floors with the timber structure taking on a tapered design upwards.


Glass doors on the lower levels open to the apartment living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, while outdoor spaces adjoining the open-plan living, kitchen and dining areas will have flooring that matches the white oak inside. Kitchens will naturally be decked out in polished chrome and stainless-steel, with white wall-storage cabinets.

Bathrooms will be similarly clean-cut and minimalist with an all-white aesthetic, while bedrooms will feature millwork, walk-in wardrobes along with spa-inspired en-suite bathrooms.


Residences at the top of the Terrace House will be detailed slightly differently, with the wooden structure exposed for character. The timber will be locally-sourced Douglas fir from forests in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.

Prices for apartments at Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House in Vancouver will start at around £2,250,000. The building is set for completion in 2020.




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