Archived Articles: Urbanist

Kurt Kohlstedt is the founder and executive editor of WebUrbanist. His graduate education in architecture and urban design intersected his interest in writing and publishing in the creation of this online magazine in 2007. A nomadic urbanist, Kurt regularly writes for the site and travels to speak on topics ranging from media and entrepreneurship to built environments and visual culture.

Social Structure: Apartment Tower Fosters Community Creation

Tall residential complexes often share very little common space, leading to a relatively solitary living experience despite the density of dwellings – ...

Windowless Flights: 2 Planes to Stream Live Panoramic Views

The latest contender for ‘most scary yet exciting passenger cabin ever designed’ has trumped its predecessor – the first version boasted ...

Audio Hop: Best NYC Art Gallery Tour You Have Ever Heard

A new way to experience galleries, their artwork and the city they inhabit, even calling it a tour sells short this extremely impressive multimedia ...

Cargo Home Videos: 10 Films on How to Build Container Houses

You see them all the time as polished finished products, but for those looking to try the ultimate do-it-yourself home-building project, these videos will help ...

‘RePack’ Name & Concept Copied, Repackaged by Design Student

The strange ongoing controversy around RePack has reached a conclusion, with Royal College of Art determining that the accused student is technically guilty of ...

Chameleon Pen: Scan, Save & Draw Up to 16 Million Unique Hues

Five years ago it was an mind-boggling design concept, but today the idea color-changing pen has morphed into a working prototype that draws colors from ...

Hyperphotos: Architectural Hybrids Remix Built Environments

There is something almost mystical (or mythical) about these photographic collages, at once apparently realistic in content and seemingly impossible in ...

Truck-A-Tecture: 2 Convertible Nomadic Dwellings on Wheels

With participating design studios from around America, this exhibition features a series of amazing mobile spaces that use technology and ingenuity to explore ...

Architectural Apocalypse: Famous Museums Seen After the Fall

Like that iconic scene in the original Planet of the Apes film, these artists have displaced great works of architecture in time and space to see what each ...

Endless City: Skyscraper Wraps Upward with Walkable Ramps

An urban pedestrian paradise, this conceptual design proposes to turn cities skyward with a system of flexible open spaces that gradually rise as floor plates ...

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