Congratulation to The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Shortlist Finalists

The John Ruskin Prize is the fastest growing multi-disciplinary art prize in the UK. With the values of the radical polymath John Ruskin at its core, the Ruskin Prize has a growing reputation for supporting and promoting artists, designers and makers whose work defies easy categorization. The Bark House® would like to congratulate the artists who made the shortlist of this prize that aims to … Continued

Forest History Society Announces New Library

On May 3, 2019, the Forest History Society (FHS) officially opened their new library, archives, and headquarters.  Along with their newest archival collection, a compendium of maps, photos, moving footage, and 20,000 documents on the history of the Oregon-American Lumber Company, they are exploring new programs and educational outreach opportunities, and welcoming researchers from around the US and … Continued

Poplar Bark Planters and Benches at Rockefeller Center

Bark House Poplar Panels are used to create tree planters in Rockefeller Center.
      Location:  Rockefeller Center , New York Product: Bark House® Poplar Bark Panels Planter Designer and Fabricator: Future Green Studio Project in Coordination with: New York Botanical Gardens   “Your bark sheets are the perfect complement to the woodland inspired, native plantings we have installed in the center of Manhattan at Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens. The rustic texture of the bark, lichen included, enhances the … Continued

Truth to Material

Bark House has wall panels in the Denmark Museum
Bark House® bark wall coverings are designed to uplift the simplicity of bark and the complex strategy of nature into buildings and the building of communities.  The strength of truth to materials is demonstrated on environmental, human, and systems scales through our nature inspired Whole-Building™ system.  Truth to the bark material as a strategy of nature is at … Continued

Fifth Graders Explore Bark House Shingles as an “Eco Friendly Building Material”

5th Grade students in Quincy, MA learn about eco-friendly building products by using Bark House Shingles.
A good teacher knows that “getting the chance to see, touch and feel the [world] brings learning to a whole other level!”  This is the essence that motivated teacher Casey Deaguero from Quincy, Massachusetts to create a project-based learning opportunity for her advanced placement students.   Casey shared some of the comments made by these remarkable … Continued

THE ATTRACTION OF BEING “OUTSIDE”

What Chris McCurry, Bark House, sees at Appalachian Trailhead
Saturday morning found me moving quickly through a little-known mountain pass that connects North Carolina to Tennessee.  The pavement has never met across state lines, and to this day, a strip of gravel poses special challenges in wet or dry weather.  This narrow road climbs from the valley floor to a pinnacle point where the … Continued