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Yolanda Yuste studied industrial engineering at the University of Zaragoza. After transferring to the Technical University of Braunschweig, in Germany, she continued industrial engineering and added architecture to her studies.
Later, staying in Berlin, she graduated from the University of Arts in 2001 and started working for international architectural offi ces like Renzo Piano/Kohlbecker, Jean Nouvel, Pysall.Ruge and Alusi Design, developing exposition design for the German Expo 2000 pavilion in Hannover or working at projects like the Debis tower at the Postdamer Platz, the Galeries Lafayette or the Canada House Building in Berlin.
In 2003 she moved to Barcelona to found an associated studio with Tobias Laarmann, working on architecture and interior design projects like the Vodafone and Zeiss Shop Systems, the Pedralbes Palace in Barcelona and the Hotel Spa Vichy Catalan in Caldes de Malavella, Girona.
Tobias Laarmann studied architecture at the University of Dortmund and the Berlin University of Arts where he graduated in 2000.
He started his career working as a teacher assistant at the Berlin University of Arts and at the studio MBA, a partner office of Foster and Partners in Berlin, designing corporate offi ce buildings for companies as SAP AG, AachenMünchener and Thuringia Generali Insurance Company, among others.
In 2003 his career leads him to Barcelona, in Spain, where he cofounded his own studio together with Yolanda Yuste, working on projects like the Court Building in Sant Boi, the Barcelona Forum 2004, the Layetana Headquarters, the Valencia Trade Fair, the Chic&Basic hotel in Barcelona or the Tourist Port in Fugee, Taiwan.
In 2005 he started teaching design, architecture and new media at the IaaC, Catalonian Institute of Architecture.
YLAB Arquitectos is a Barcelona based architectural design company cofounded by Tobias Laarmann (Germany) and Yolanda Yuste (Spain).
The studio offers architectural, interior design, management and consulting services in residential, commercial, hospitality and corporate design projects. YLAB projects are conceived to merge smart design with a great level of detail and fi nest craft work under the focus on functionality and consideration of a client’s individual personality and needs.
Their portfolio includes commercial projects as the Zeiss Shop System in Spain or the Joia Jewelry store concept for China, global corporate offi ce concepts for the insurance company Acnover, or numerous residential projects such as private apartments or single family houses.
YLAB is specialized in architectural, interior design, management and consulting services in residential, commercial, hospitality and corporate design projects. YLAB acts as a single point of contact, managing the projects from conception to completion, bringing it in on time and within budget.
Functionality, cost effi ciency, sustainability and highest design quality are our fundamental planning elements to create projects that refl ect the identity and values of our clients. The ability to understand our clients businesses allows us to design inspiring architecture and interiors that match the current and future requirements of building occupiers, improve business performance, enhance your brand and help retain and attract key people.
YLAB designs custom made furniture solutions in partnership with global furniture manufacturers and suppliers, offering a full service supply and installation service.
YLAB work has been featured in numerous leading international magazines, newspapers, television productions, digital magazines or blogs, including The New York Times.
YLAB founders are regularly invited to take part in lectures, conferences and seminars.