July 20, 2020

Virginia Tech University Invites Nature Inside with Wood Wall Paneling Design

When Virginia Tech University constructed Lavery Hall, a giant stone‑and‑glass building that houses the campus’s world‑class dining facility, the project managers searched diligently for natural building materials that would help them achieve a LEED Silver green building certification. In Pursuit of Sustainable Wood Wall Paneling  David Chinn, Capital Project Manager at VT, decided on a … Continued

July 10, 2020

4 Extraordinary Ways to Use Trees in Architecture

Though architecture inspired by nature is nothing new, modern architects constantly seek new and exciting iterations of biophilic design. Now more than ever, bridging the gap between the great outdoors and indoors includes regenerative, or even living, natural building materials. Striking feats of biophilic architecture connect people to nature through one of the Earth’s most … Continued

July 01, 2020

Bark House Commitment to Heritage and Culture

For the Bark House family, being a regenerative company is about honoring authenticity and celebrating it with others.  For many of our clients, this pairs seamlessly with a deep commitment to cultural heritage. Our work with Paskevich and Associates Architects magnifies their belief that “quality design is evolutionary not revolutionary.”  

June 29, 2020

How Eco‑Friendly Wall Finishes Elevate Modern Design

As the design world reinvents itself decade after decade, architects find inspiration by reaching deep into history to make old elements new again. Eco‑friendly wall finishes are not new; yet, like so many design elements of old, they can be reinvented and resurrected in exciting ways. In 2017, CNN reported “the emergence of a new … Continued

June 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Bark House Showroom Re-Opened

As we continue responding to COVID-19, we want to update you on the situation and safety measures at Bark House. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Visitors are kindly asked to wear masks to ensure safety in our small rooms. Manufacturing is still operating with precautions to protect employees and suppliers. Expect on-time shipping since we are not dependent on shipments … Continued

June 08, 2020

The Legacy of Bark Shingle Style Architecture

If you’re ever looking to evoke the quiet, rich voice of the deep woods with your luxury architecture project, look no further than North Carolina. Nothing is more suited to the task than shingle style architecture, a unique aesthetic that celebrates the deep local natural and cultural heritage. The Basics of Bark Shingle Style Architecture … Continued

Better Envelope Solutions

Project:  Leger Wanaselja Architecture Location: Berkeley California Architects: Cate Leger and Karl Wanaselja Comments: Cate Leger: “ I have been a huge fan of Bark House brand siding for so many years.  It is an extremely clean product, consisting of one material: bark.  It is treated for pests with heat, not chemicals, so there is … Continued

May 29, 2020

Inspiration From Nature in Architecture

Humans naturally crave a connection to nature and the outdoors. So give them what they want – what they need! Even brief glimpses of nature indoors can lead to significantly healthier, more beautiful spaces. Nature in architecture truly insulates us from the harsher rhythms of the human world, providing a healing effect through its simple … Continued

May 19, 2020

What Is Sustainably Harvested Wood?

It’s easy to assume that identifying sustainably harvested wood is just about the type of wood that’s used, whether that’s woods like bamboo, which are known to be easily renewable, to maple and oak, which are abundant throughout the U.S. and not at risk of dying out. But many more factors should be considered when … Continued

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