Interior renderings and details of Terrace House in Vancouver, the highly anticipated development by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, have been revealed.
The interiors of the 20 limited homes are clean, pure, and blanketed with natural light resulting in the feeling of exposed spaces, reflective of Ban’s work. Custom fixtures and features throughout the building have all been designed by the architect, reflecting the developers’ commitment to the ultimate residences exuding exclusivity and livability.
“Terrace House has been thoughtfully executed and planned, drawing on Shigeru Ban’s iconic design codes to ensure that each of the 20 homes are individual works of art,” said Macario (Tobi) Reyes, founder and CEO of PortLiving.
The residences each have a full suite of smart home technologies, museum-quality glazing that helps to control temperature and provides UV protection for art collections. Fully-integrated air conditioning and heating systems paired with in-floor radiant heating and cooling extend onto enclosed balconies, creating comfort and maximizing use of indoor/outdoor living spaces all year-round.
Each home will offer views of the city skyline, mountains and inlet. Signature terraces flank the building, providing outdoor spaces off the living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms in most residences. Landscaping, designed by world-renowned and decorated landscape architect, Cornelia Oberlander, will complete each terrace and the buildings common spaces
The homes within the upper timber levels feature vertical and horizontal wood structural beams and columns set against a minimalistic palette. Douglas Fir timber is used to construct these residences, harvested from sustainably managed forests in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, approximately 700 km from the project site.
“Terrace House is the pinnacle of modern development and will stand out among some of the greatest residential buildings in the world,” said Reyes. “Shigeru Ban and his team’s attention to detail is unparalleled and have ensured that each of these homes is truly unique to any other in Vancouver.”
Almost half of the homes at Terrace House occupy entire floor plates, some over multiple levels, with a vertical orientation allowing for only three homes to occupy the top seven floors of the building. With prices starting at $3 million, residences have been designed to maximize both privacy and exclusivity.
Currently under construction, the project is the first in Canada for Ban and is the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world.