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Looking back: our Casas by photographer Carme Masià

When Mari and Petz found the space that is now yök Casa + Cultura in 2013, it was pretty much as it had been built in the year 1900, although covered in a think layer of history and dust. The different textures […]

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Eco-renovation, Construmat and the Drift House!

The 20th edition of Construmat takes place next week in Barcelona. It’s great to see that there are 2 entire days dedicated to Social Housing (May 23rd, see you there!) and the Circular Economy (May 26th). Moreover, Construmat aims for Zero Waste […]

We open our doors for World Environment Day

We open our doors to the office and terrace this saturday, 12-14h and will give a guided tour explaining everything we did to make our office eco-friendlier. Check out PINYA Jornades de Portes Obertes for other spaces to visit during the World […]

w-w, our (not so) eco-friendly bathroom piece

Check out our bathroom in the office! We installed the w+w by Roca, a toilet/sink that recycles the grey water to flush the toilet. It is a great talking piece and works, but, we were told that it is probably not that […]

Before and After Photos of the eco-renovation

Here are some before-and-after photos of our 3 Casas. The building dates back to the year 1900 and the space we renovated had not been changed much since then. Here you can read about what we did and do to make our […]

Before/After photo from the eco-renovation last year

A year ago our ecorenovation was in full swing! This photos shows the main living room of the original layout, now part of Casa C. We managed to restore the mosaic floor tiles, the wooden sliding balcony doors, the decorative high ceilings […]

The yök Hanger, upcycled from 100-year-old hangers

We designed some hangers for the bedrooms! They are made from 100-year-old wooden hangers we found at an old dry cleaner’s. Now available at 45€.

Upcycled cardboard furniture, VOC-free paint and sustainable tourism

Here is the last article about yök for TreeHugger. After having written about the VOC-free drywalls, tips on energy saving, the PVC-free piping, our reclaimed bathroom sinks, the natural wood fibre wall insulation, bathrooms and kitchens, beds, our office, and some of our furniture, I would like to mention a few more materials […]

Upcycled kitchens made from local materials are made to last.

The kitchens at yök Casa + Cultura are designed to look like a nice piece of furniture, because they are situated in the living room, as guests tend not to cook 5 course meals but rather prepare easy meals and breakfasts. The floating effect […]

How Astral Nature redesigns their bed to fit our eco-criteria

Our Casas are more than just a place to stay the night, but, at the end of the day, whether you are in Barcelona on holidays or for work, you want a good night’s sleep. We looked for the right bed for a while […]

Greening our bathrooms without sacrificing the experience of our guests

It seems there is more to tackle than saving water when you want to go green in the bathroom. A while back, I wrote about why reclaimed sinks were the most eco-friendly option for wash basins at yök Casa + Cultura. © Carlos Barruz for yök Regarding mirrors, […]

Upcycled stools by designer Curro Claret and Arrels Fundació

A couple of years ago I came across Catalan designer Curro Claret’s upcycled shop design for Camper, fabricated by former homeless people. So when we needed 16 bedside tables for yök Casa + Cultura, we called Curro Claret, and he got to work, together with […]

What we do at yök to have our guests use less electricity and still have a good time

When you design an apartment for holiday letting, everything has to be easy and self-explanatory. At yök Casa + Cultura, we want our guests to be able to reduce the ecological footprint of their stay without sacrificing the experience. Investing a bit into […]

8 days to go – toxin-free!

We use non-toxic materials & products! Green cleaning, voc-free paint, PVC free, …

11 days to go – 100-year-old carpintery

Enjoy some lush original 1900 carpentry! Fully restored and insulating to save energy and block street noise.