yök Casa + Cultura is an environmentally friendly tourism project in Barcelona which offers travelers a home away from home. Three apartments on the third floor of a residential building dating from the 19th century have been renovated according to ecologically sustainable design principles. The original structure of the building – in the style of Catalan modernism, complete with 3.5 m high ceilings, patterned tile floors and antique wooden window frames – offers a stylish setting for an unconventional mix of vintage furniture and local eco-design. Where possible, recycled materials have been used: the kitchens were built from old wooden pallets and the bathrooms feature second hand mirrors and sinks. The hosts, a product designer and a hotel manager, have their office on the eighth floor of the building. There is also a roof terrace with views across the the city, all the way to the Sagrada Familia. The terrace is the venue for various cultural events and can be booked by guests upon request.
What to do
The hosts organise frequent cultural activities such as guided tours and events on the topics design, Barcelona and sustainability. Yök is situated on the border between the Old Town (Ciutat Vella / El Born) and the Eixample Dreta district which is within 10 minutes' walk from from Plaça Catalunya. The hosts can recommend many local museums, galleries, bars, restaurants etc.
Why we like this house
Stylish, eco-renovated apartments with a unique, personal touch.
Details of the property
Region/Town: ES – Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona
Name: yök Casa + Cultura
Scenery: dense, urban city
Number of guests: two apartments for 4, one for up to 8 people
Architecture: Old & new
Design: Petz Scholtus, Barcelona