Shigeru Ban designs tower expected to be world’s tallest hybrid timber structure

To lessen the carbon footprint, Terrace House in Vancouver will be made of wood sourced from British Columbia.

July 14, 2016 |
Shigeru Ban designs tower expected to be world’s tallest hybrid timber structure

Rendering of Shigeru Ban's Terrace House project. Plans are subject to change, and the full unveil is scheduled for the fall. Rendering courtesy Shigeru Ban and PortLiving. Click here to enlarge.

Shigeru Ban certainly made the most of the first project that he designed for Canada.

The Pritzker Prize–winning architect, along with developer PortLiving, unveiled plans for Terrace House. The Building Team says that the Vancouver residential development will be the world’s tallest hybrid structure.

Details are being kept a secret for now. The full unveiling, including the renderings and specific project details, will is scheduled for the fall.

Located in the Coal Harbour district, Terrace House will be made entirely of wood sourced from British Columbia, minimizing the project’s carbon footprint. The upper portion of the building will consist of timber supported by a concrete and steel core. 

Ban has designed many opulent residential projects across the world, including Villa Vista in Sri Lanka, the Metal Shutter House in Manhattan, and the Solid Cedar House in Yamanashi, Japan. Terrace House is expected to be Ban’s tallest residential project.

Ban is most known for creating structures made of recycled paper tubes.

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