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.

Light Lines: Stunning String Installation Inside Abandoned Church

What seems at first to be narrow rays of turquoise light streaming in through the stained glass windows of a vacant Gothic Revival church turn out to be over ...

Mind Mining: Subterranean Library Descends Into Darkness

A fragile layer of glass is all that prevents you from falling, Alice-in-Wonderland-style, into a tunnel of books that seems to descend deep below the surface ...

Fairytale Photography: 50 Images With a Moody Narrative Style

Each of these moody, dreamlike images feels like a moment from some larger story that remains a mystery to the viewer, forcing us to become active participants ...

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Weird Wooden Room: See the Sea From A New Perspective

Two perfect rectangles of sea and sky are framed like paintings within a surreal wooden observation structure, inviting visitors to experience coastal Denmark ...

Urban Playscapes: 14 Interactive Installations in NYC

New York City is essentially one massively oversized playground, with interactive art installations ranging from vibrating inflatable globes stuffed under the ...

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Hilltop Village: Mini Neighborhood Tops a Green-Walled Store

Fittingly enough for a city that’s all about sprawl, this hilltop village concept for Los Angeles combines residential and retail functions in a way that ...

Android Dreams: Google’s Neural Network Reveals AI Art

Those of us working in creative fields have often consoled ourselves that although automation may claim many other jobs, at least robots can’t make art. ...

Enter the Void: 14 Creatively Concave & Sliced-Out Structures

Cutting curves or slices into the facades of buildings doesn’t just make them more visually dynamic, it can create terraces, divert prevailing winds, ...

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Tesla Thunderstorms: Miniature Bolts of Man-Made Lightning

Tiny bolts of lightning are captured on camera as they shoot off an antique electrotherapy medical device, turning the discharge of electricity into a form of ...

Modern Motorcycles: 15 Super-Sleek Custom Rides

With their streamlined silhouettes, exposed mechanical parts, high-end detailing and powerful motors, these 15 modern motorcycle designs represent a new era of ...

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