Environmental Building News

From the article: Bark Cladding is First Cradle to Cradle Platinum Product Cradle to Cradle Platinum Certification sets a very high bar for sustainability. A decade in, Bark House shingles are the first to make the grade. Cradle to Cradle (C2C) was the first certification to attempt to define in 2005 what sustainability might look … Continued

Designing a Business – Inspired By Nature Part 3

Water Stewardship No water is used in the manufacturing of Bark House® Poplar Bark Shingles and Wall Coverings.  This is a big deal given that the Industry sector uses 5% of US fresh-water according to the EPA  and the manufacturing of wood is a major part of that.   The US Department of Interior Geological Survey website states:  “The industries that produce metals, wood and paper products, chemicals, gasoline … Continued

Designing a Business Beautifully – Inspired By Nature Part 1

Healthy Buildings Start with Pure Materials – Sourced and Manufactured Responsibly Cradle To Cradle Material Health PLATINUM Certificate Products with the Bark House® brand have been designed following nature’s inspiration since company inception in 1990. Bark House® Poplar Shingles and Wall Coverings are 100% natural and pass California Air Quality VOC Standards.  The bark of the tree is naturally designed to provide … Continued

Media “Touching on” Bark Wall Coverings

The 3D texture Poplar bark wall covering begs to be touched
Over 100 Well Positioned Media Outlets have featured The Bark House®. Below, you will find exceprts about the compelling nature of touch, texture and connection created when designing with the company’s Bark Wall Coverings. The attraction is unmistakable. There is also a short list of BLOGs talking about The Bark House®. Full articles and blogs … Continued

1 is the Nature of the Place

1 Hotel in NYC - front - bark house bark panels in elevators
If you rang in the New Year watching the ball drop on Times Square in New York City, I hope you stayed at 1 Hotel to balance the bustle of the crowd with respite in nature.  It’s a 15 minute stroll or 10 minute bus ride.  With everything at your fingertips, the two places still … Continued

The Rare and Elusive Bark Panel

For years, Ryan and I have tried to explain to folks how incredibly difficult it is to harvest our Poplar Bark Panels. I have always said “one in a thousand trees” to push the point. Last year we decided to follow one of our favorite logging crews into the forest to try to film the … Continued

POSITIONED AMONG TREES

Bark House Bark Panels - Meditch Murphey Architects
Project:  Trees on the Roof Architects: Meditch Murphey Architects General Contractor: Design/Build Location: D.C. Area Style: Modern, Sustainable, Residential-Home Office Product Integration: The Bark House® at Highland Craftsmen Inc®  Poplar Panels | Exterior and Interior Project Awards: Washingtonian Award | Washington, DC Chapter of the AIA | Tree House, Washington DC | AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards 2014 Magazine Articles: Architecture DC, Summer 2015  ( view pdf version ) |  ARCHITECT, the Journal of the American Institute of Architects  Continued

World Market Expansion in S. Korea

Project:  Seednoir Coffee in Garden5 Multipurpose Complex Design Team:  Seungjin Park, Kyoonhyung Yoo – Sangmok Kim, AIA LEED AP BD+C, N.E.E.D., NY – Sungwoo Kim, KIRA SBA NL, Korea Location:  GARDEN 5 TECHNO B1070, Seoul, South Korea Product Integration:  The Bark House® at Highland Craftsmen Inc® (Interior) Poplar Panels / Second Franchise Installation The Seednoir Coffee house project … Continued