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Photo by Prakash Patel Photography. Confidential Tech Company sports Bark House Interior Poplar Bark Panels.
Project: Large Tech Company Architect: Parabola Architects Photographer: Prakash Patel Photography Product: Bark House®  Poplar Bark Panels Location: Sunnyvale California, 1212 Bordeaux Project Vision: According to the Parabola Architects website: “Embodying Google’s design principles of beauty and simplicity, 1212 Bordeaux is designed to inspire and empower Googlers, while supporting the long-term health and vitality of the community and environment.” A close-up image notes that … Continued

Big Impacts Start Small

Bark House Bark Crew
The value of an employee who thinks cannot be measured – so we intentionally encourage the development of this capacity. “Bark Season” coincides with the Summer break from high school and university, so we hire a percentage of returning students each year for our team.  At the end of each season, we meet and ask … 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

BIG GIFTS IN SMALL PACKAGES

Bark House is pleased to be part of the Appalachian State Health Sciences Building In Appreciation Wall
Congratulations Appalachian State University For Grand Opening of New Health Sciences Building Probably our smallest installation ever just occurred in ASU’s largest building .  The plaques on the Levine Hall wall of appreciation are crafted from Bark House wood slabs and bark tiles – healthy materials!  A central theme of the building project is written on one of … Continued

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

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