Terrace House Development by Portliving
Award-winning real estate developer, PortLiving, and world-renowned Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, are collaborating to develop one of the last available properties in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood. Terrace House will be Ban’s first development project in Canada and is slated to become the world’s tallest hybrid timber building.
Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Shigeru Ban, Terrace House represents the best in design, exclusivity and luxury urban living. Offering cutting edge design and material use, Terrace House will set a new precedent for architecture and innovation not only in Vancouver, but around the world.
The project consists of 20 private homes carefully assembled within an architectural masterpiece – a magnificent icon set in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, adjacent to the landmark-listed Evergreen Building, designed by the late Arther Erickson.
The design of the ‘Terrace House’ pays tribute to its neighbour, adopting many of the architectural cues of the Evergreen. Visually, the terraces on the ‘evergreen building’ continue almost seamlessly across ‘terrace house’ on every level, while triangular shapes, natural materials, and greenery have been used throughout both schemes. ‘Shigeru ban has tremendous respect for Arthur Erickson’s work,’ said Dean Maltz, managing partner at Shigeru Ban Architects Americas. ‘it was the opportunity to design a building next to one of Erickson’s masterpieces that initially drew him to this innovative project.’
According to the design description, “meticulously engineered timber” will be used to create the building’s latticework frame, which will be interspersed with an abundance of greenery rising up from the ground floor. The proposed design will create not only the world’s largest timber hybrid structure, but will be a luminous icon for Vancouver’s growing cityscape
The project boasts an impressive lineup of professionals working on this project – Shigeru Ban, mastercraftsman Hermann Blumer, landscape architect Cornelia Oberlande
According to the developers, the primary goal of the project is to make a statement of intent concerning vancouver’s commitment to sustainable design and advanced timber engineering and construction.
‘we have brought together the best of the best — a team of true experts in creative collaboration, working together for the first time ever on a single project. the result is truly a once-in-a-lifetime project setting new standards in design and construction’
“We are honoured to be working with Shigeru Ban and his team to bring a visionary design and new landmark to the City of Vancouver,” said Macario (Tobi) Reyes, founder and CEO of PortLiving. “We are extremely excited by Shigeru Ban’s decision to bring his craft to the Pacific Northwest, where we expect he will be embraced for his environmentally-sustainable approach, creative integration of outdoor living, and his leadership in innovation.”
Terrace House Development
Wood structural engineer Hermann Blumer, a long time collaborator of Ban, is also involved in the project. ‘every detail has been considered right down to the specific foliage on the terraces,’ says Macario Reyes, Founder and CEO of Portliving. ‘it only made sense to bring on Cornelia Oberlander to continue her vision and create continuity between the evergreen building by Arthur Erickson and terrace house by Shigeru Ban.’
The first 12 floors of Terrace House will be constructed of concrete and steel, expressed as an architectural finish to Erickson’s iconic work. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, the original landscape architect for the Evergreen Building, will help ensure harmony between the two buildings. The upper portion of Terrace House will be a distinct, triangular, glass-clad mass timber structure utilizing local timber.
The project consists of a number of 2 bedroom units and three bedroom suites on the lower floors, as you ascend the tower there are only 2 suites per floor and higher up – single floor units crowned with the top 4 level penthouse. The project is fifty per cent sold with the majority of the two bedrooms taken. There are still a number of full floor opportunities s along with three bedroom units.
The ground floor will have a public space with likely an Art gallery or Japanese restaurant. The main residents’ entrance will be on the north side and include full-service amenities: concierge, gym , yoga room, spa and event centre.
- Designed by 2014 Pritzker Prize laureate, Shigeru Ban, Terrace House will be the tallest mixed-use hybrid timber/concrete structure in the world. Terrace House is Shigeru Ban’s tallest residential structure to date and his first project in Canada.
- A collection of urban homes that are uncompromisingly spacious offering Miele appliances, select Shigeru Ban-designed hardware, custom millwork, the highest average ceiling heights in Vancouver, sustainability features throughout, and the latest in technology ensuring the utmost in comfort, livability and security.
- Owners will enjoy a seamless indoor/outdoor experience through living spaces that flow onto expansive terraces, complementing a range of beautiful views across the city, harbour, and beyond.
- Nestled within the secluded enclave of Coal Harbour, owners within Terrace House will enjoy convenient access to the best the city has to offer from the outdoors to shopping, to arts and global gastronomy.
- A leading concierge service with boutique amenities will ensure an unparalleled lifestyle.
Design architect: Shigeru Ban Architects
Local architect: Francl Architects
Structural engineer: Read Jones Christofferson
Timber design engineer: Création Holz
Timber consultant: Equilibrium Consulting
Landscape architect: Cornelia Oberlander
Landscape architect: Enns Gauthier
Facade consultant: Front
Fire engineers and certified professional: GHL Consultants
Terrace House Development Pricing
The typical home price will range from approximately $2000 -$2500 per square foot. Sales for available units range from $3,300,000 to over $10,000,000. For private purchase appointments please contact me at 604 612 6392