ARCHITECT MAGAZINE – HEALING ENVIRONMENTS BIOMIMIC DESIGN

Bark House White Birch Bark Wall Covering Panels in Cancer Hospital
Product: Bark House® White Birch Wall Coverings Project: Asplundh Cancer Center at Abington Jefferson Health Architect: EwingCole Millwork: Jafco LLC Location: Willow Grove, PA Project Vision:  “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. The … Continued

5 Benefits Of Designing Meeting Spaces Naturally And 5 Companies Benefiting

“Trees, natural wood surfaces and water features — could these be investments that give your business a competitive advantage? “Biophilia  is our instinctive human love of nature, and it is behind a growing design movement in workplaces that is making employees healthier and more productive.  At a time when the  World Health Organization (WHO)  has dubbed stress as the “health … Continued

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Photo by Prakash Patel Photography. Confidential Tech Company sports Bark House Interior Poplar Bark Panels.
Project: Large Tech Company Architect: Parabola Architects Photographer: Prakash Patel Photography Product: Bark House®  Poplar Bark Panels Location: Sunnyvale California, 1212 Bordeaux Project Vision: According to the Parabola Architects website: “Embodying Google’s design principles of beauty and simplicity, 1212 Bordeaux is designed to inspire and empower Googlers, while supporting the long-term health and vitality of the community and environment.” A close-up image notes that … Continued

BIG GIFTS IN SMALL PACKAGES

Bark House is pleased to be part of the Appalachian State Health Sciences Building In Appreciation Wall
Congratulations Appalachian State University For Grand Opening of New Health Sciences Building Probably our smallest installation ever just occurred in ASU’s largest building .  The plaques on the Levine Hall wall of appreciation are crafted from Bark House wood slabs and bark tiles – healthy materials!  A central theme of the building project is written on one of … Continued

BRINGING THE OUTSIDE INSIDE

Stringer House in Michigan with Bark House brand Poplar Bark Siding - exterior and interior
Product: Bark House® Poplar Bark Siding Project: Stringer Private Residence Architect: Sarah Bourgeois, Sarah Bourgeois Architects Builder: Phil Tremonti, Philip Tremonti Construction, Inc. Designer:  Kim Stringer Location: Kewadin, Michigan Project Vision:  “We want our home to look like it’s been here in the woods for a long time, surrounded by and blended in with the natural environment of Northern Michigan that we love. We want … Continued

Dramatic Interior Pulls Inhabitants Outside

Bark House White Pine Paneling in Whitefish MT - Residential Bar
      Product: Bark House® White Pine Bark Wall Treatment Project: Private Residence Architect: Rich Graves, Principle Architect, Altius Design Group , Montana Builder: Malmquist Construction Designer:  Barb Cooke, Owner, Velvet Leaf Studio, Missoula, Montana Distributor: Earth Elements Location: Whitefish, Montana Project Vision (from the builder’s perspective): The vision really started with the Architect (Rich Graves) capturing the sky, the mountains and the view down … Continued

AIA Ethics Code Now Covering Sustainability – Focus On Building Materials

Bark House bark sheets and panels: natural texture
An op-ed from BuildingGreen president Nadav Malin details an analysis of new changes in AIA Ethics.  You can read an introduction here . As noted, “Building materials: members should select and use building materials to minimize exposure to toxins and pollutants in the environment to promote environmental and human health and to reduce waste and pollution … Continued

HOME IS WHERE THE HYGGE IS

Annie Selke and Bark House Wall Sheets, Panels, Wall Coverings
“Do you know what ‘Hygge’ is?” Raika who works with our German Distributor – Freund asked.  “It is very important to people here.” “Hygge was never meant to be translated. It was  meant to be felt ,” translator ToveMaren Stakkestad has written. It can be described as the notion that returning to nature is akin to coming home.  Bringing nature … Continued

Poplar Pole End Cut Panel Project

Bark House Poplar Pole End Cut Wall Panel. Designer: Earth Elements
Location: Springhill Suites Bozeman Montana Distributor: Earth Elements , Bozeman   Project Highlights: The lobby integrates natural elements to welcome guests in all four seasons.  Bark House Poplar Pole End-Cut Wood Wall Panels provide the perfect centerpiece around the fireplace that compels guests to stay longer – creating a sense of depth and intrigue. Natural wood tones accentuate the warmth of … Continued