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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 […]

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, […]

(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 […]

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 […]