Maana Kamo guesthouse

Minimalist Japanese guesthouse and robot dog feature in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features the transformation of a 100-year-old townhouse in Kyoto into a tranquil and moody guesthouse.

Readers were in awe over the Maana Kamo guesthouse, which Japanese architect Uoya Shigenori created by stripping back and reconfiguring a 100-year-old townhouse in Kyoto's Higashiyama District.

The guesthouse is shortlisted in the hotel and short stay interior of the year category at Dezeen Awards 2020. All of the award winners will be announced next week.

Robot dog
A robot dog will be used at Battersea Power Station

Other stories in this week's newsletter include UK architecture studio Foster + Partners taking on a robot dog to oversee construction at Battersea Power Stationa design competition in collaboration with LG Display, 30 architect-designed kitchens and a concept for a grow-your-own steak kit that uses human cells.

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