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Posts in yök’s ecorenovation

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.  

Meet our construction team and architects!

We would like to introduce you to our construction team! Armando’s company CTTEAM and Cova, together with architect Albert from Postbook, will be executing the eco-renovation in the next few months.  

This is our floorplan!

This is our plan! 3 spacious apartments with “modernismo” floors and ceilings, typical “Eixample” balconies, and locally made furniture. Follow the #ecorenovation online and come and stay with us this summer!  

Careful with the antique tiles!

And so it begins, very carefully! Here we had to open up the floor to fix a structural beam underneath. The mosaic floor was taken off and put back piece by piece.  

Etched glass dating back to 1900

Researching where the etched glass comes from in our Casas!  

Some early photos of our mosaic floor

The whole floor is covered in “suelo Nolla”, mosaic tiles from 1900.  

Vicente de la Fuente, expert in Modernismo/Art Nouveau

Today we had a special visitor: Vicente de la Fuente, expert in Modernismo/Art Nouveau. Visit his blog Del Modernismo.