Bark House

Architectural Record

September 16, 2015
Textured wall treatments: Natural Poplar Bark Wall Panels

Surface Tension: A Progression of Rough Poplar Bark Takes Clients to the Inner Sanctum

September’s Architectural Record features Surface Tension: A Progression of Materials… from rough poplar bark to smooth bronze panels.  Beauty may be skin-deep, but David Jameson’s design for the offices of a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon reaches beneath the surface, peeling back layers of intrigue. Inspired by the structure of a tree—with its rough bark  on the outside and smoother rings closer to the core— the Washington, D.C.–based architect organized the 3,770-square-foot facility as a progression of spaces wrapped in increasingly refined materials.

Clifford A. Pearson