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This week we’ve gathered up some of the best stuff the web has to offer, both big and small. On the small side we have an ode to a mechanized louver. Bigger still is news of a new sustainable apartment in Chicago, and an art museum at Michigan State University. And, just when you think it can’t get any bigger, we found an article on the up and coming eco-cities around the world. Small or large, each is worth your time; and all are here on the Friday PLAYlist.

• For lovers of louvers. Mechanized. White. Simplistic, yet brilliantly functional. Read this account of a lovable louver at MyArchN

• Chicago is expecting a new sustainable apartment building. ArchChicago blogs about the upcoming sustainable apartment building set to break ground this year.

• Pritzker Prize winner’s newest project. Zaha Hadid has been selected to design Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in East Lansing, the New York Times reports.

• Building the world’s new eco-cities. Hugh Pearman has updated his 2007 article that appeared in London’s Sunday Times. Read about Dongtan, Abu Dhabi, and other upcoming eco giants.
• 3-form solution for opening and doorways slides onto the market. 3form Slide is out, and already opening possibilities for architects and designers.

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