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.

10K Timelapse: 80-Megapixel Camera Captures Urban Rio in Motion

No monitor in the world can fully do justice to the amazing level of detail in this sequence, but be sure to go full screen when watching in this video, ...

Glacier City: Icelandic Ice Cap Carved Out for Year-Round Use

Burrowing hundreds of feet into the second-largest glacier in Europe, the world’s largest system of ice tunnels and spaces (including a chapel and cafe ...

(Not) for Sale: Get Paid $5K to Haul Away ‘Skyway to Nowhere’

280,000 pounds of glass, steel and concrete spanning over 80 feet, this remarkable structure was built to span city streets and sidewalks in Minneapolis but ...

CastAR 3D: See the Future of Work & Play in Augmented Reality

In this new video, Technical Illusions, the company behind CastAR, a hybrid augmented and virtual reality headset, shows off a series of amazing everyday ...

Inevitably Graffitied: White Canvas-Like SoHo Facade Defaced

While its creators anticipated this stretched plastic surface appealing to local graffiti artists, they were apparently hoping for a higher grade of street art ...

Up in Flames: Dubai ‘Torch’ Tower Catches Fire, Extinguished

A multistory fire raged up the side of this 1,105-foot skyscraper last night, one of the tallest in Dubai, exacerbated by high winds and casting molten glass ...

Converted Crane: 150-Foot-Tall Dutch Hotel Spins in the Wind

Featuring three suites toward its peak (and a spa pool to top it off), this boutique hotel is situated in one of the tallest and oldest maritime cranes in ...

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New Artificial Lighting Tricks Human Brain into Seeing Sunlight

Access to natural daylight has long been one of the biggest limiting factors in building design – some solutions involve reflecting real daylight from ...

Home Room: Plug-and-Play Modules Make Instant Living Spaces

Resembling a house turned inside out, the Cubitat is a hybrid architectural and interior design prototype designed to be a modular all-in-one solution that can ...

Aerial Urbex: 7 Difficult Deserted Places Filmed with Drones

Drones have changed the landscape of urban exploration and building infiltration, allowing their navigators access to toxic, irradiated, forbidden and ...

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