The 9 best YLAB architectural projects chosen by social networks

ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN

In recent years, the most influential architecture blogs such as Diario Design ,Metalocus ,Platform Architecture ,Houzz ,Minimalist Interiors ,Homify ,Archidaily ,Architecture and Design ,Dezeen ,On diseño have selected and awarded many projects by YLAB architects. The projects have been highlighted for their quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence. The list presents various architectural works designed by YLAB architects from the past and present, including everything from a coworking in Cairo to comprehensive home renovations in different cities in Spain.
Spaces that Inspire and Connect - arquitectura e interiorismo

Spaces that inspire and connect

A small and dark house is transformed into a sunny interior through radical interventions. AR apartment room furnished with carpet and armchairs The project consists of the remodeling of an apartment located in an old building in the Gracia neighborhood of Barcelona.
Duplex penthouse at Poblenou Parc

Ático dúplex increíblemente elegante

El Proyecto consiste en la reforma integral de un ático dúplex en un edificio de obra nueva junto al Parc Central del Poblenou de Jean Nouvel. Con diferentes terrazas en ambos niveles y magníficas vistas sobre la ciudad y el parque, la...
Contemporary design in the Gothic Quarter

Transformación de una vivienda del siglo XVI

We are in the oldest neighborhood of the city, where most of the buildings with historical significance of the city are located. Over the centuries it has assumed the role of center of political and institutional representation. The project consists of the reform of a house with a terrace located in the heart of the ...
ANV HQ terrace in Barcelona

Sede central de ANV

El proyecto consiste en la propuesta de una identidad corporativa para la red internacional de despachos de una nueva compañía internacional de seguros afincada en Barcelona.
Edge Innovation Center

Edge Innovation Center

Edge Innovation Center's unique modern design and its undeniable sense of space, equipped with state of the art network and audio visual systems, makes it Cairo's premier business and conferences facility.

Mangalis Hotel Group Barcelona HQ

Mangalis Hotel Group HQ

Corporate design of the Mangalis Hotel Group Headquarters in Barcelona's Paseo de Gracia, one of the most important shopping and business addresses in Barcelona.

Contemporary single family house in Vallvidrera

House V

The house is situated in the Vallvidrera neighborhood, a residential area with views overlooking the city of Barcelona, surrounded by the Collserola natural park, in a very sloped and small plot situated between a valley and a pine forest.

Single Family House, Vallès Oriental

House M

Located in a beautiful valley in the south of the Maresme Mountains, this home was designed to capture the magnificent views of the coastal mountain range with pine and holm oak forests.

Single Family House Maresme

House ML

This private 1.100 m2 residence is located on the Maresme coastal mountain range, in a neighborhood overlooking the coast and the Mediterranean sea. The site is south facing and has a very steep topography, mostly constituted of bedrock.

Acevedo Dental Clinic

Acevedo Dental Clinic

Acevedo Dental Clinic with a unique modern design seeks the contrast between a contemporary and technological clinic, with a warm and calm atmosphere.

Dental Angels Dental Office

Dental Angels Dental Office

Brand image and interior design for the dental office Dental Angels in Barcelona's Example district, in a small and narrow ground level property.

Dental Office Vallés & Vallés

Dental Office Vallés & Vallés

The project consists of the brand image and interior design for a dental office Vallés y Vallés in Barcelona's Horta-Guinardo district.

Edge Innovation Center

Edge Innovation Center

Edge Innovation Center's unique modern design and its undeniable sense of space, equipped with state of the art network and audio visual systems, makes it Cairo's premier business and conferences facility.

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Av. Diagonal Apartment

Av. Diagonal Apartment

Interior refurbishment and fit out of an apartment at Av. Diagonal, Barcelona.

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Contemporary single family house in Vallvidrera

Contemporary single family house in Vallvidrera

The house is situated in the Vallvidrera neighborhood, a residential area with views overlooking the city of Barcelona, surrounded by the Collserola natural park, in a very sloped and small plot situated between a valley and a pine forest.

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Acevedo Dental Clinic

Acevedo Dental Clinic

Acevedo Dental Clinic with a unique modern design seeks the contrast between a contemporary and technological clinic, with a warm and calm atmosphere.

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Cutting Edge Interior Designs Argentona Gracia

Cutting Edge Interior Designs Argentona Gracia

AR apartment Living room 01 AR apartment garden gallery 01 AR apartment kitchen gallery garden connection

Spaces that Inspire and Connect

A sunny interior was created from a small, dark unit through radical interventions

Argentona apartment, located in an old building in barcelona’s gracia district
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The project consist of the remodel of an apartment located in an old building in Barcelona’s Gracia district. The former apartment, was heavily partitioned with up to 6 rooms and gave off a dark appearance with almost no connection with the outdoor space.

The new owners, a Norwegian couple who love design and the city of Barcelona, had seen the potential of the sunny, ivy-covered courtyard and decided to buy it as a holiday residence.

They wanted to turn it into a bright and open space and create a semi-outdoor garden to overcome the lack of outdoor space.
We proposed a concept that frees up the space through important structural changes, opening the façade to the courtyard and reclaiming the historic gallery to be redesigned as a gallery garden. The new layout revolves around a central open L-shaped space, connected to the gallery-garden and the inner courtyard.

The layout concept is developed from the segregation of the classical functions into different sub-zones, more aligned to the owners’ particular way of living.

The gallery, featuring double windows both to the exterior and the interior, is also an open use space that can be used in different ways. Two large facing custom built planters, in the same natural sand stone as the floor, contain a lush garden that can be taken care of at a distance thanks to the Gardena Smart watering technology, totally concealed inside the planters.
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The living room is divided into an inner zone, furnished with Carl Hansen lounge chairs and table, and a semi-exterior zone in the gallery-garden, furnished with Butterfly chairs and Kettal Table. the gallery, featuring double windows both to the exterior and the interior, is also an open use space that can be used in different ways. Two large facing custom built planters, in the same natural sandstone as the floor, contain a lush garden bringing greenery into the residence. The renovation transforms a once dark apartment into a bright and open home for the owners to enjoy a direct connection to the outdoors.
AR apartment living room lounge chairs group
  • CH22 Lounge Chair

    Carl Hansen & Søn

    The CH25 is one of the first four chairs Hans J. Wegner created exclusively for Carl Hansen & Søn. The chair, considered revolutionary at the time, was put into production in 1950.
  • CH417 TRAY TABLE

    CARL HANSEN & SØN

    Hans J. Wegner’s CH417 tray table is a clear example of his ability to create functional and, at the same time, beautiful, unique furniture.
AR apartment terrace view

BKF CHAIR

Grupo Austral

La silla BKF, también conocida como "Butterfly" es una silla diseñada por los arquitectos Bonet, Kurchan y Ferrari. Se convirtió en el símbolo del diseño nacional argentino en el mundo.
At the request of our customers, the living area accommodates a coffee, brunch and wine area behind hidden doors . In this way, the functionality of the room can be flexibly switched to the respective use. In the same way, the office space is divided into a desk area with a computer within the living room shelf system, and a movable desk with storage inside the vestibule area cabinetry.
  • AR apartment wine bar closed
  • AR apartment wine bar
AR apartment kitchen dining from terrace

Coffee & Tea Bar

YLAB Architects

The Coffee & Tea Bar is one of 3 service areas in this apartment created exclusively for our customers. The multifunctional furniture can be completely hidden.
The kitchen-dining is disintegrated into three sub-zones: the cooking and the washing zones, both in contiguous spaces inside a cabinetry at the front of the communal space and the breakfast zone, in a second angled cabinetry, with hidden space for little kitchen appliances and a removable worktop. All these zones revolve around this central space, furnished with flexible furniture islands, such as the dining table and the lounge chairs, that compliment each other.
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  • AR apartment breakfast zone illuminated
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The kitchen spaces are integrated into a perimeter cabinetry in natural light oak wood and provided with sophisticated fittings by Blum. Large concealed doors hide the open kitchen workspaces, finished in white Neolith and natural wood. and the large kitchen appliances such as the Novy hood, chosen because of its integration capacity.
  • AR apartment living and dinning
  • AR apartment living and cooking
The couple’s suite, equipped with large natural wood cabinetry, which integrates a folding table dresser, is placed in the inner area. The apartment achieves maximum storage due to the large floor-to-ceiling cabinetry at the perimeter and in substitution of the partition walls. The oak wood cabinets alternate with white lacquer wall clads, that allow for a flush installation of the swinging doors or hide the sliding doors, and indeed separate the different ambients in a subtle way. Both materials, wood and lacquer, combine to perfection with the protected natural Capri sandstone by Levantina that reflects the natural light and adds a warm cream tone.
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  • AR apartment master bedroom open to bathroom
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The suite has its own bathroom that can be accesed as well through a second door from the communal area, serving as guest bath.
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Barcelona Design Week

This project was open to the public during Barcelona Design Week. The event was presents thanks to the collaboration of renowned international design companies such as Gira, Neolith, Blum, Levantina, Novy von Veravent, Gardena y Gunni & Trentino.
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Materials & Details


AR apartment shelves decor

Shelf System

AR apartment home working area

Small work desk

Office supplies, sockets and bluetooth screen behind the sliding doors at the back of the table
AR apartment kitchen door detail

Hidden Door System

AR apartment dresser

Make-up table

make-up table with special lighting and electric sliding mirror

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Single Family House, Vallès Oriental

Single Family House, Vallès Oriental

Located in a beautiful valley in the south of the Maresme Mountains, this home was designed to capture the magnificent views of the coastal mountain range with pine and holm oak forests.

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Duplex penthouse at Poblenou Parc

Argentona duplex penthouse | YLAB™ architects Barcelona

Amazingly Stylish Duplex Penthouse

Dramatically reconfigured penthouse, creating a spectacular open-plan living space.

apartment located in Barcelona Poblenou Urban District
The Project consists of the comprehensive reform of a duplex penthouse in a new building next to the Parc Central del Poblenou by Jean Nouvel.

With different terraces on both levels and magnificent views over the city and the park, the property was the ideal accommodation for its owners, a young family of creatives from the world of music and fashion. The house had to be a gathering space to disconnect from work and travel.
The action proposes to separate the functions by floors, locating the kitchen, dining room, living room and guest room spaces on the ground floor access. The family bedrooms are organized on the upper floor around the larger terraces.
The living room, connected to a small terrace, is a soberly decorated environment whose rear wall is finished in a gray microcement very similar to that of the flooring. Aligned with this gray wall, a metal staircase made of iron plate and turnbuckles leads to the upper floor.

Smart Home Control Panels

All-in-one smart home touchscreen controller that installs in place of a light switch panel.

Linear diffuser

Air Conditioning System Design

Linear diffuser with vertical supply and a single slot with curtain effect made with extruded aluminum profiles. It has integrated flow regulation by means of 2 adjustable blades made of galvanized sheet metal. The lower part of the diffuser is designed to be fully integrated, minimizing the visual impact.
Functionally, the core forms the kitchen columns, which is complemented by an open work space in anthracite lacquer, and an island in the same material with an oak dining table.
  • Extractor hood smart control

    Exclusive Gutmann extractor hood smart control discreetly integrated in the kitchen island
  • Fully integrated fridge-freezer

    With the continuation of the wooden wall paneling across the built-in refrigerator, we create an elegant, unified look.

Exclusive Gutmann

Exclusive Gutmann cooker hood with external motor for absolutely silent operation. Discreet integration into the built-in furniture.
At the upper floor a small distributor gives access to the suite bedroom, a children's bedroom and a bathroom. To increase the feeling of warmth, the wooden flooring replaces the microcement throughout the floor. In the bedroom suite, an anthracite lacquered perimeter piece of furniture forms the wardrobes, incorporating the access door to one of the terraces and hiding structural elements of the property.
A second wooden core hides the bathroom and forms a niche that acts as a headboard for the bed.

Materials & Details


Hidden Coffee Station

Built-in Bookshelf

Finest Wood

finest wood and handcrafted milled handles

Hanging Steel Stairs

The floating stairs are designed to look like they’re floating in mid-air without any structural support.

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Single Family House Maresme

Single Family House Maresme

This private 1.100 m2 residence is located on the Maresme coastal mountain range, in a neighborhood overlooking the coast and the Mediterranean sea. The site is south facing and has a very steep topography, mostly constituted of bedrock.

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Contemporary design in the Gothic Quarter

Contemporary design in the Gothic Quarter

Renovation of a 130m2 apartment with a terrace in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, in a listed building behind the City Hall.

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Dental Office Vallés & Vallés

Dental Office Vallés & Vallés

The project consists of the brand image and interior design for a dental office Vallés y Vallés in Barcelona's Horta-Guinardo district.

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Diagonal Mar Apartment

Diagonal Mar Apartment

With the last Barcelona Design Week 2015 we opened the doors of one of our most recent projects: one private home in the Diagonal Mar district in Barcelona. With the participation of prestigious international design brands, the interior design showcases their most prominent products.

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Aribau Apartment

Aribau Apartment

Reform of a private house in the Eixample of Barcelona, ​​whose original elements coexist with a careful design in a contemporary style.

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ANV Barcelona Headquarters

ANV Barcelona Headquarters

The project consists of the Corporate Identity for the ANV worldwide office network and the Barcelona headquarters, located in the Perrault’s Diagonal 123 building with an office space of 600 m2 and a spacious terrace.

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 Wonderful loft at Poble Nou District

Wonderful loft at Poble Nou District

Remodel of a 100 m2 loft located in the Poble Nou quarter, one of Barcelona's older industrial areas.

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ANV London Headquarters

ANV London Headquarters

Integral refurbishment of the London headquarters of the multinational ANV company consisting of the interior renovation of a 550 m2 open plan office in the middle of the London business district.

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Penthouse at Plaza Cataluña

Penthouse at Plaza Cataluña

Interior refurbishment of a penthouse conceived to merge the level of detail, comfort and sophistication of a luxury hotel.

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House in Bellaterra

House in Bellaterra

Rehabilitation of a one family house and its outdoor space located in the beautiful residential area of Bellaterra, in the surroundings of the Collserola natural park closed to Barcelona.

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Atryum Center in Dakar, Senegal

Atryum Center in Dakar, Senegal

Four HQ belonging to the West African Teyliom Holding at the Atryum Building in Dakar

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Mangalis Hotel Group Barcelona HQ

Mangalis Hotel Group Barcelona HQ

Corporate design of the Mangalis Hotel Group Headquarters in Barcelona's Paseo de Gracia, one of the most important shopping and business addresses in Barcelona.

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Manor home in Turó Parc

Manor home in Turó Parc

Interior design of a manor home next to Turó Parc in Barcelona

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Dental Angels Dental Office

Dental Angels Dental Office

Brand image and interior design for the dental office Dental Angels in Barcelona's Example district, in a small and narrow ground level property.

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ANV HQ terrace in Barcelona

ANV HQ terrace in Barcelona

Terrace for the ANV Barcelona headquarters located in the Diagonal 123 building in Barcelona.

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PGN single family house

PGN single family house

A house for two entities, the developer and his brother. The need for two dwellings with common areas led to the development of three separate volumes.

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Contemporary Home Design in Teià

Contemporary Home Design in Teià

Single family home K in Teià.

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Carl Zeiss Vision Stores

Carl Zeiss Vision Stores

YLAB is the team selected for the implantation of the new Carl Zeiss Vision stores in Spain.

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BNDE | Banque Nationale de Developpement Economique

BNDE | Banque Nationale de Developpement Economique

Corporate image for the BNDE bank, a recently created bank that operates in West Africa.

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PGW single family house

PGW single family house

This family house is located next to an ancient wall, visible from the inside of the house, in contrast to the view from the opposite facade, wide and far.

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J. E. Thomson Advisors HQ in Vienna

J. E. Thomson Advisors HQ in Vienna

Corporate architecture and interior design of the J. E. Thomson Advisors HQ in Vienna.

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Apartment at the Ciutat Vella district

Apartment at the Ciutat Vella district

Interior refurbishment of an apartment located in the Ciutat Vella district.

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Wine & Cheese Restaurant

Wine & Cheese Restaurant

Concept design of a wine and cheese restaurant for Hi Hotels.

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Single family house in Olesa

Single family house in Olesa

Architectural and interior design of a single family house in Olesa de Montserrat, Barcelona.

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Hi Hotel South-Asian Restaurante

Hi Hotel South-Asian Restaurante

Concept design of an asian restaurant for Hi Hotels.

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ANV Corporate interior design

ANV Corporate interior design

Corporate interior design for the insurance multinational ANV and integral refurbishment of the firm headquarters around the world.

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Chill Out Arola Hotel Arts

Chill Out Arola Hotel Arts

Architectural design of a lounge terrace with pergola at Hotel Arts, Barcelona.

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Badalona Apartment

Badalona Apartment

Conversion and interior refurbishment of an apartment in Badalona.

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Corporate Office Open District Pere IV

Corporate Office Open District Pere IV

One of the corporate and interior design proposals selected to comprise the main lobby of the Barcelona headquarters of the Catalan group Coperfil Real Estate Group in 22@.

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Home refurbishment near Plaza Urquinaona

Home refurbishment near Plaza Urquinaona

Complete refurbishment of a noble home near Plaza Urquinaona in Barcelona.

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