ABCs of Bark House® Poplar Bark Wall Coverings

      The bark of different tree species has different attributes.  Below, we are exploring Liriodendron tulipifera.       APPALACHIANS:  Ancient and biologically diverse , the Appalachians – where Bark House and Liriodendron tulipifera can be found – are among the oldest of mountain ranges.       BIODEGRADABLE:  This means the raw, chemical-free bark can break … Continued

WELCOME BLACK DOG SALVAGE – THE NEWEST US-BASED BARK HOUSE DISTRIBUTOR

Bark House natural bark products can be found at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke VA
This March, Ryan joined the Black Dog Salvage team in their booth at the 2019 Home Builders Show in Salem Virginia.   During the builder’s show, hundreds of architects, builders, and homeowners visited the booth to meet the stars of the show “Salvage Dawgs” and learn about the wide range of Bark House® interior and exterior bark wall coverings.  … Continued

Certification Fatigue

This post and subsequent comment caught our team’s attention:   Certification fatigue is a growing complaint shared across a spectrum of users that include design teams, owners, and product manufacturers.  Resistance to jumping through hoops to earn a certification that seems to have a zero-yield for users and little or limited benefit for the environment … Continued

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

Careers For Impact at ASU

Along with other regional businesses, Bark House® participated in an invitation-only event on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina on Feb 20th.    The Career Development Center hosted a new program – Careers for Impact.  Businesses were selected to participate because of their organization’s purpose-driven mission and commitment to creating a sustainable … 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

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