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

Regenerative Building Material a Product of Whole-Building

Regenerative Building Materials: Bark House Products... natural bark wall covering, panels, sheets
WHOLE BUILDING™ Whole-Building mobilizes investment in the built environment to improve the health and vitality of communities and nature.  This practice views “building” as an opportunity to engage the essential capacity of all stakeholders to participate in communal, economic and environmental enrichment as an integral function of creating a built-environment. This process begins, seeking first to understand the … Continued

The Bark House Legacy – est 1990

Bark House Natural Bark Products: Trees
Bark House founders wanted to increase the vitality of the Appalachian Region that they call home.  This would require creating livelihoods for people born of a gentle culture that revered nature.  The work had to honor ancient traditions and values of the whole-community, something that local people could take pride in.  Growing its viability would … Continued

THE REGENERATIVE PRACTITIONER SERIES

Bark House is a regenerative practitioner
The Regenerative Practitioner series introduces the core concepts and frameworks that define the practice of regenerative development, a process and methodology for harmonizing human activities with the continuing evolution of life on our planet, even as we continue to develop our potential as humans. “What is Regenerative Development? “Regenerative development is a process by which cities, towns, and … Continued

The Tree of Life

Bark House EmBark blog, twisted bark on an old tree
Think of the bark on a tree.  When it cannot grow straight, it twists and becomes gnarled – struggling to protect the life underneath from this world.   The high ridges, the low valleys, the twists and gnarls, our hand touches the build-up of tension and resulting roughness –  and the part of us that is … 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

Poplar Pole End Cut Panels

Bark House Custom Fabricated Poplar Pole End Cuts pieced together
Unlike our other wall coverings, The Bark House is not the original designer of end cut panels – we just do them better than anyone else.  Here’s how: Meticulously handcrafted with standardized methods, this product has earned the Bark House brand that holds up to commercial grade performance.  Each end cut is inspected for material … Continued