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. More
News: Google's latest research project equips smartphones with the ability to map their surroundings and build navigable three-dimensional virtual environments that can be used to give directions indoors. More
Japanese architect Shimpei Oda has reworked the dark interior of a humble 1920s house in Kyoto to bring natural light into living spaces and create a small gallery that opens to the street (+ slideshow). More
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: integration with the existing fashion supply chain is crucial to the development of a successful wearable technology industry, says solar-powered dress designer Pauline van Dongen. More
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a position for a senior product designer with Faye Toogood, whose interactive installation for design brand Established & Sons is pictured. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
Fashion house Saint Laurent's creative director Hedi Slimane has designed a new store for the brand in London, with a marbled and mirrored interior similar to the label's flagship retail outlet in Paris (+ slideshow). More
This 27-storey Barcelona hotel by Ateliers Jean Nouvel is punctured by windows shaped like palm fronds and contains a huge atrium filled with palm trees and tropical vegetation (photos by Roland Halbe). More
This asymmetric Alpine cabin by Austrian architect Peter Jungmann has been named Ufogel because its owners think it looks like a cross between a UFO and a "vogel" - the German word for bird (+ slideshow). More