Barkitecture: Building With Nature's Best Material

Have your wood and hug it too!

MARCH 17, 2023

The following article was co-written by Britt, our new Chief Barketing and Paw-sitivity Ambassador:

dog with milled lumber

If you're looking to integrate sustainability into your next project, our wood is the perfect paw-tner! In recent years, sustainability and biophilia have become some of the biggest trends in architecture and interior design. The core idea behind these trends is to integrate natural materials and elements into the design process to create healthy, eco-friendly, and aesthetic spaces

One of the key benefits of wood is its ability to store carbon. As trees grow, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in their woody fibers. By using wood in your next project, you can lock this carbon away for decades or even centuries, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It's a real treat for the planet!

In addition to its carbon sequestration properties, wood is a renewable and recyclable resource unlike materials like concrete and steel. You can plant multiple trees in place of one harvested and it can be reclaimed at the end of a project life, which is like playing fetch with nature. Our timber is sourced from either sustainably harvested forests or salvaged from distressed and dying trees, providing a win-win for Earth and for our customers.

In terms of biophilic design, wood is the top dog. Biophilic design is an approach that seeks to connect people with nature through the built environment. Just like dogs do, it recognizes the importance of nature in promoting well-being and productivity and seeks to create spaces that incorporate natural elements such as light, water, and vegetation. Research has shown that incorporating natural elements into the built environment can improve employee well-being, productivity, and creativity. This can lead to increased job satisfaction, lower employee turnover, and ultimately, a more successful business. 

Wood achieves these goals, as it provides a natural warmth and texture that can't be replicated by synthetic materials. Wood's versatility allows it to be formed into almost any shape, allowing architects and interior designers to be creative. Incorporating wood and biophilic design principles into projects can help differentiate your work from the pack and attract clients who are willing to pay a premium for sustainability and well-being. 

So, if you're looking to create a beautiful and eco-friendly space, consider using our wood in your next project. You'll be wagging your tail with delight at the results! Check out our creations and stories for some examples of how our lumber and craftsmanship has been used for biophilic design, from residential tables, backyards and doghouses to enterprise offices and campuses. 

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