The 'Terrace House' is a new residential design by Shigeru Ban to be built in the city of Vancouver as the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world.
The apartment structure is set to be made with an internal structure of timber framing that's supported by a concrete and steel core system. The timber wood for the structure is set to be sourced locally from the province of British Columbia. Overall, the building adopts an angular form that will be clad in glass. Terrace House is set to become a new icon of Canadian architecture as the first project of this kind. Developer PortLiving states that "This innovative design marks a milestone for the industry and a global benchmark for timber design and liveability."
Shigeru Ban's Terrace House is one of many new high-rise architecture projects that is exploring the use of wood as a structural alternative to metal.