Archived Articles: Steph

Stephanie is a veteran print and web author covering architecture, design, art and more. With six years of experience writing for WebUrbanist, hers is one of the core voices that defines the site. She has an uncanny knack for discovering and sharing hidden built environments, including abandoned places, world wonders, monumental mysteries and other urban secrets, some of which are hidden in plain sight.

Not Photoshopped: Distorted Images are Actually 3D Objects

This skull is a three-dimensional object that you can hold in your hand, not an image that has been stretched and distorted in Photoshop. It’s one of ...

Touchable Memories: 12 3D-Printed Aids for the Disabled

Increasingly affordable and accessible, 3D printing is enabling the creation of everything from simple straw holders to prosthetic hands for people with ...

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Eye on the City: Visitors Dangle from Urban Art Installation

Take a seat, fasten your seatbelt and allow an usher to wheel you into a giant eyeball dangling outside of a building so you can take in all of the sights ...

Apps for Architects: 12 Handy Digital Tools for Home Design

Remodeling your house, decorating a room or designing an entire structure gets a lot easier with a range of mobile apps that let you draw to scale, save ...

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Hoverboards are Here! Design Floats Above Metal Surfaces

Twenty-five years after ‘Back to the Future’ convinced an entire generation that we’d soon be able to zoom around the city on wheel-less ...

Set Sail on Rail: Quirky Vehicles Explore Abandoned Tracks

Before the abandoned railroad tracks of Paris officially disappear – which is bound to happen, as cities realize the potential for reclamation as High ...

Subtle Street Art: 27 Easy-to-Overlook Urban Enhancements

Just knowing that these tiny urban art installations exist – ranging from tiny figures dangling from ATM machines to utility boxes painted to look like ...

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Adapting Aging Architecture: Modern Plug-Ins for Beijing

Cold, dilapidated and lacking modern amenities like bathrooms, Beijing’s historic architecture in the Hutong districts becomes livable again with sleek ...

Amphibious Architecture: 12 Flood-Proof Home Designs

Instead of trying to beat back rising water levels, these innovative structures work with them, adapting from land-based to floating houses with the ease of an ...

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Capital Idea: Bridge to Elevated Park for Washington D.C.

A freeway bridge linking historically divided sides of Washington, D.C. on either side of the Anacostia River is set to become a vibrant, High-Line-style ...

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