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This triangle shaped condo will soon be Canada's tallest hybrid timbre structure

The newest addition to the Vancouver skyline comes in an unusual shape and is made from unusual parts.

The new Terrace House is being built in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood that, when complete, will be the world's tallest hybrid timber structure.

Made from a mixture of wood and glass, the condo looks to add a literal slice of innovative architecture to the high-rise area.

It's designed by Shigeru Ban Architects and PortLiving to feature "the best in design, exclusivity and luxury urban living."

terrace house Vancouver"Set to become the world's tallest hybrid timber structure, 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," reads the PortLiving website.

The 19-story, 20-unit hybrid mass timber structure is designed with "the desire not to cast a shadow on the nearby park and [preserve] existing view corridors toward the waterfront and mountains."

It consists of a concrete structure for the podium, tower, core and timber structure for the building's triangular apex.

terrace house VancouverWhen completed, it will surpass both George Brown College's planned 10-storey and the University of Toronto's 14-storey timbre towers.

Timbre-designed structures are meant to encompass green and sustainable construction, while being overall more environmentally friendly.

Lead photo by

Shigeru Ban Architects


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