Virginia Tech University Invites Nature Inside with Wood Wall Paneling Design

When Virginia Tech University constructed Lavery Hall, a giant stone‑and‑glass building that houses the campus’s world‑class dining facility, the project managers searched diligently for natural building materials that would help them achieve a LEED Silver green building certification. Continued

4 Extraordinary Ways to Use Trees in Architecture

Though architecture inspired by nature is nothing new, modern architects constantly seek new and exciting iterations of biophilic design. Now more than ever, bridging the gap between the great outdoors and indoors includes regenerative, or even living, natural building materials. Striking feats of biophilic architecture connect people to nature through one of the Earth’s most enduring displays of... Continued

Bark House Commitment to Heritage and Culture

For the Bark House family, being a regenerative company is about honoring authenticity and celebrating it with others.  For many of our clients, this pairs seamlessly with a deep commitment to cultural heritage. Our work with Paskevich and Associates Architects magnifies their belief that "quality design is evolutionary not revolutionary." Continued

How Eco‑Friendly Wall Finishes Elevate Modern Design

As the design world reinvents itself decade after decade, architects find inspiration by reaching deep into history to make old elements new again. Eco‑friendly wall finishes are not new; yet, like so many design elements of old, they can be reinvented and resurrected in exciting ways.  Continued

5 Reasons to Incorporate Natural Building Materials in Luxury Design

Seamlessly blurring the line between inside and outside spaces has been a longstanding hallmark of luxury architecture. But it’s time to think beyond glass doors and floor‑to‑ceiling windows that invite the sunlight in. Even glass walls create boundaries between the house and nature, separating the two environments. Invoking a sense of nature need not require overwrought design. It could be as... Continued

COVID-19 Update: Bark House Showroom Re-Opened

As we continue responding to COVID-19, we want to update you on the situation and safety measures at Bark House. Continued

The Legacy of Bark Shingle Style Architecture

If you’re ever looking to evoke the quiet, rich voice of the deep woods with your luxury architecture project, look no further than North Carolina. Nothing is more suited to the task than shingle style architecture, a unique aesthetic that celebrates the deep local natural and cultural heritage. Continued

Inspiration From Nature in Architecture

Humans naturally crave a connection to nature and the outdoors. So give them what they want – what they need! Even brief glimpses of nature indoors can lead to significantly healthier, more beautiful spaces.  Nature in architecture truly insulates us from the harsher rhythms of the human world, providing a healing effect through its simple delights and helping us realign our energies to address... Continued

What Is Sustainably Harvested Wood?

It’s easy to assume that identifying sustainably harvested wood is just about the type of wood that’s used, whether that’s woods like bamboo, which are known to be easily renewable, to maple and oak, which are abundant throughout the U.S. and not at risk of dying out. But many more factors should be considered when determining how sustainable your wood really is, including what the product... Continued

How Bark House Celebrated Earth Day

Bark House donated products to support the construction of the Bare Dark Sky Observatory, where every day is Earth Day! Located on the border of Mitchell and Yancey Counties in North Carolina, the Earth to Sky Park's mission is to educate visitors on all aspects of the environment, from earth to sky, and learn how best to protect these rich resources. Continued

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