Gone Too Far – December 2015

Marty and Ryan hamming it up

        THE BARK HOUSE WAS CHALLENGED BY READER &SWARTZ ARCHITECTS… TO A TACKY-CHRISTMAS OFFICE DRESS-OFF u AND WE WENT TOO FAR WITH THE APPALACHIAN THEME CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS u   NO HUMANS WERE HURT (EXCEPT THEIR FEELINGS) IN THE MAKING OF THIS PHOTO. WE PROMISE TO BE BETTER PREPARED AND PROBABLY MORE INAPPROPRIATE NEXT YEAR. … Continued

Three Unique Niches – November 2015

November 2015 EmBark Blog Infographic: Architecture-Ecology-Industry

        Three Unique Niches NOVEMBER, 2015 HOME Products Our Story Blog Contact BARKITECTURE FOREST RAMBLE WITHIN BARK HOUSE   a       FORTH QUARTER REVIEW:    MAKING NEWS   WHAT’S TRENDING? Bark House Featured in ARCHITECTURAL RECORD and gb&d MAGAZINE Two Acclaimed Architects Using Bark House Products Featured in ARCHITECTURE Blog WHAT’S NEW? Teaching Seminar for ASSOCIATION OF CONSULTING FORESTERS  – NC CHAPTER NEW BOARD MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WNC – MITCHELL COUNTY    NEW VIDEOS: … Continued

Perfectly Poised – August 2015

      B E A U T I F U L OUTSIDE AND WITHIN™ AUGUST, 2015   HOME Products Our Story Blog   Contact   Poised Among Trees    Project:   Trees on the Roof Architects:  Meditch Murphey Architects General Contractor: Design/Build Location: D.C. Area Style: Modern, Sustainable, Residential-Home Office Product Integration:  Poplar Panels  | Exterior and Interior Project Awards: Washingtonian Award | Washington, DC Chapter of the AIA | Tree House, Washington DC |  AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards 2014  Magazine Articles:  Architecture DC, Summer 2015  ( view pdf version ) |  ARCHITECT, the Journal of the American Institute of Architects   Photo Credit: © 2014 … Continued

Mountain Heritage High School

CONNECTING EDUCATION AND NATURE Endangered Appalachian Elktoe Mussel Population Inspires Outdoor Classroom. The classroom is located adjacent to the Cane River, which is home to one of the endangered Appalachian elktoe mussel’s few remaining populations. The presence of the mussel is therefore an indicator of good water quality, hence the interest in the project by the USFWS … Continued

Center for Craft Creativity and Design

COLLEGE-LED CHARETTE FOR SPACE PLANNING The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc . (CCCD) invited participation and perspectives as they partnered with the Asheville Design Center to sponsor a student-led design charrette. There were over 50 participants representing a cross-section of the region’s makers and artists, entrepreneurs, academic partners, local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and economic development folks. It was a great example of … Continued

Embark

An App State student takes furniture design to a new level with poplar bark wood shingles - rear

                    Student: Cary Cook, Appalachian State University’s Industrial Design Professor: Kern Maass, Associate Dean, College of Fine & Applied Arts Project Name: “Embark” Intent: to combine elegance and function to remind the users of the beauty of nature -their sacred moments enjoyed there to reflect what we connect to as humans … Continued