Bark House

Architectural Record

August 2009
People's Dreams Collaboration in Design: Bark House poplar bark wall panels

Handcrafted Bark Siding Makes A Comeback

Lyn Rice Architects unites a New York City campus with a new urban quad at Parson’s SHELIA C. JOHNSON DESIGN CENTER

Rather than defining the school’s identity for them, the architects helped the students create it themselves by putting their work on public display.  … An orientation room boasts an exterior wall clad in yellow poplar bark…  And while the complex already provides a venue for a range of activities… it will be interesting to see how, in the hands of design-oriented occupants, new and unexpected uses of the uses of the space will emerge in the future.

Beth Broome