The Mountains of North Carolina are about 800 miles from the luxury boutiques of Miami’s bustling design district, but there, on North East 40th Street, in a temple to high-end consumerism, shoppers are confronted with the soulful presence of native North Carolina trees. All the standards that exist today for this bark product were created by Marty [McCurry].
Lamb & Young extended blackened steel panels on view in the entry area to the kitchen, where they join subtly veined white quartzite and tree bark tiles speckled with lichen and woodpecker holes.
Bark siding is a beautiful addition to any home. In most wood production, bark is sent for disposal. Now, though, that bark is being remade into siding for homes. See a great example here. It is a sustainable and durable option – and all-natural, with a rustic look that works great with a West Coast style! What a great way to give new life to this incredible material.
The Christian Louboutin and 212box-Eric Clough teams sourced their siding from Bark House as part of an environmentally conscious approach to the project, which was championed by Miami Design District developer Craig Robins. "The materials chosen for the exterior and interior are straight out of nature's library." Tree bark tiles cover the exterior of the two-story store, giving it a textural appearance that stands out from the surrounding architecture. 3-D textures continue inside, where white birch, gold birch, and pin cherry line the walls as a backdrop to the Louboutin collection.
What makes the design and planning for the Asplundh Cancer Center unique is the client’s vision of a healing environment for cancer patients that also helps heal the building site itself.
“Well, once again, I brought the outside in—this time in the form of a bark wall from Bark House. This innovative feature takes eco-chic to a whole new level!” Jonathan Scott
Notable pieces include a thirty-foot tall bark wall that nods to Nike’s Oregon roots. The main directive architecturally and graphically – was to highlight the synergy between New York City and Nike. The direction is manifested through materials, imagery, illustration, custom typography, and space. New York City is raw, never finished, and constantly reinventing itself. Nike is innovation with an unrelenting drive to exceed expectations and inspire…
WALL STREET JOURNAL
The WSJ states “… an architectural review board enforces guidelines on everything from window styles to building materials—bark shingles, cedar, and stone are preferred.”
Product of the Year – Record Products-2016 – Poplar Wall Covering
These handcrafted coverings are made from repurposed poplar bark, a waste by-product in furniture and plywood manufacturing. Interior and exterior options include panels up to 12’ long x 8’ wide and shingles in three standard lengths. All the pieces can be treated with finishes, sanded to reveal their grain pattern, and laminated to numerous substrates.