Buckminster Fuller Recognizes Bark House – July 2018 Newsletter
Buckminster Fuller Institute Recognizes
The Bark House in Fuller Challenge
As a manufacturer of whole-building products, The Bark House is honored to be a part of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Curated Archive as a Catalyst Program recipient. The Bark House architectural product design and business process are based on a whole-systems design philosophy that is regenerative to the environment, local culture and challenged economy in a remote region of the country. The Bark House business process has received numerous regional and state business awards. Bark House products include unique bark wall coverings of pure nature that have been celebrated in highly acclaimed and awarded architectural projects across the world.
From the Buckminster Fuller Institute in NEW YORK CITY – “In honor of the 123rd birthday on July 12th of renowned futurist and inventor, R. Buckminster Fuller, the Fuller Challenge team has unveiled a curated archive of 350 of the best entries received over the ten-year history of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge prize program. Organized by geographic location, impact areas, and status achieved in the Fuller Challenge selection process, this collection of projects reveals a stunning diversity of design initiatives at work in the world today which span the planet. Each project selected for inclusion was rigorously vetted for adherence to the program’s now renowned comprehensive, whole-systems design criteria. The archive, designed and curated by a team led by Fuller Challenge Program Manager Megan Ahearn, showcases an emerging field of practice of comprehensive, whole systems designers and will become an indispensable tool for students, educators and the design community seeking successful models and case studies to investigate and replicate.”
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 integrity, kiln dried and heat sterilized.