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Robotic termites

We've been taking a look at robots in construction this week, with a machine for 3D-printing metal structures in mid-air and robotic termites that can build architectural structures (pictured). Read on for more of this week's architecture and design news, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.

The Dreamer is a thumping techno track by French producer Junior Size.

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Fernando Romero's new Archivo gallery to feature jutting floorplates
Fernando Romero's new Archivo gallery to feature jutting floorplates

Mecanoo won the competition to renovate Mies van der Rohe's library in Washington DC and a new six-storey home for Mexican design and architecture gallery Archivo was revealed.

Zaha Hadid and Hopkins among architects to design London water fountains
Zaha Hadid and Hopkins among architects to design London water fountains

We reported that a hydroponic farm is being constructed in a network of tunnels under south London, while Zaha Hadid Architects and other studios came up with designs for water fountains above ground around the city.

Giant flowers obscure models in Ondrej Adamek's graduate fashion collection
Giant flowers obscure models in Ondrej Adamek's graduate fashion collection

Our stories from London Fashion Week included 3D-printed elements incorporated into Pringle of Scotland's knitwear, plus collections by Central Saint Martins graduates that featured giant satin flowers and dresses that look like pot scourers.

Oller & Pejic's Desert House designed to look
Oller & Pejic's Desert House designed to look "like a shadow"

Finally, we featured a couple of black houses such as a home in the Yucca Valley desert designed to look "like a shadow" and a residence with a periscope-shaped extension.

BLOXAS adds periscope-shaped extension and courtyard veranda to Melbourne house
BLOXAS adds periscope-shaped extension and courtyard veranda to Melbourne house

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