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14 days to go – Save water, energy and stuff!

Get ideas from yök for saving resources at home! Less water, energy and stuff = more savings.  

All the details about our green office in Barcelona

The eco-renovation of yök Casa + Cultura is still in full swing but this week we moved into our office. This small (35m2) yet multi-functional space, equipped with a kitchen and toilet, serves as our reception as well as event space. The best thing […]

Photos from the eco-renovation

Here some posts of our eco-renovation from our @yokbarcelona Instagram! José, our always cheerful and meticulous painter: Marcelo, fabricating the MOByök from upcycled cardboard: Our happy carpenter, finishing off the recycled wooden kitchen with a natural oil coat: Stainless steel plugs by […]

Wood fibres as insulation material

Rockwool, or mineral wool, is still commonly used here in Spain for insulation due to its low cost. I read up on it, and as Lloyd, “am still confused” whether this classifies as a green building material or not. Since it is made from […]

yok washbasins eco-friendly

Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the eco-friendliest of them washbasins?

I would like to share with you our reasoning behind choosing the sinks for our bathrooms at yök Casa + Cultura. The ninth point of our manifesto explains our criteria quite well: 9. Apply good design (useful, beautiful, fun, detailed, eco-friendly, functional, affordable, long-lasting, honest, […]

A day in the eco-renovation of yök

A day in the eco-renovation. Photo by azulcemento: #ubiquography #photooftheday #iphonesia #iphonesia #igers #ig_barcelona #ig_andalucia #webstagram #statigram #yokbarcelona #architecture #building #buildings #bcn #bw bnw_madrid #bwzgz #blackandwhite #monochrome #bnw_shots

PEX over copper for our plumbing

After putting up low-VOC drywalls, we are on to the water installation for yök Casa + Cultura’s eco-renovation. One of our goals is to keep the apartments 100% PVC-free. We also aim to use materials in such a way that they can be recycled […]

A+ certified low-VOC drywalls by Knauf

Drywalls have in the past often been criticised for being “cheap”, nondurable or flimsy, and bad for your health. So we tried to find another solution to divide up the different apartments and rooms for yök Casa + Cultura. Most of the ideas we […]

(down)cycling old walls and preserving for the future

At yök Casa + Cultura’s eco-renovation, recyclability is one of the key factors. Even though we didn’t want to throw anything away, some of the original partition walls had to go in order to fit the distribution to our current lives, creating smaller apartments with […]

Some photos from our eco-renovation

Our green renovation is in full swing! Here some glimpses:

Eco-renovation in Barcelona!

Starting today, I have the pleasure to document our eco-renovation on Treehugger. Our project is called yök Casa + Cultura, and is situated in the center of Barcelona, Spain. Casa stands for eco-friendly tourist accommodation and Cultura reflects the true local culture in Barcelona, not that of tourists. yök […]

Lighting design by Anoche for our Casas!

We are delighted (pun intended) to be working with Jordi Ballesta and his team at Anoche, to make yök a well-illuminated and at the same time energy-efficient place.  

Energy efficient homes we want

With the help of Xavier Mor from Renòwatt energy solutions, we were able to decide on the best systems for heating water and heating and cooling the space, while maintaing a small CO2 footprint. More information soon!  

Some photos from the beginning of our eco-renovation

We are ready to start renovating, preserving what is there, adding eco-friendly materials and fitting in systems to reduce our energy and water consumption.