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.

Residential Rollercoaster: Buyers Ride Through House for Sale

Perhaps ‘roller coaster ride’ isn’t the most desirable term that a seller would want potential buyers using to describe the property ...

Deceptively Reflective: 12 Mirrored Buildings Trick the Eye

Intentionally fooling the eye to either completely disorient you or focus your vision on a certain part of a scene, these mirrored buildings reflect their ...

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Brilliant Brick Creations: 13 Amazing LEGO Gadgets & Artworks

LEGOs can form the basis of all sorts of amazing things, but would you ever have imagined they could create working prosthetics, mechanical looms, drivable ...

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Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store

Until recently, this indoor swimming pool on the vacant ground floor of a 1970s apartment building in Tokyo was just an empty space, dry and disused for years. ...

Future Materials: Lightweight Carbon Fiber Architecture

The buildings of the future might just look as lightweight as a spiderweb, seeming as if they could blow away at any moment, while actually being incredibly ...

Grottos to Game of Thrones: 16 Jaw-Dropping Restaurants

You’ll have a hard time chewing with your mouth closed as you dine at these incredible jaw-dropping establishments around the world, from a hanging ...

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Street Pong: Play with Fellow Pedestrians at Traffic Lights

You might not be too concerned about how many light cycles go by before you actually get to cross the street if you’re too busy playing pong with the ...

Built for Bond: 10 Impossibly Luxurious Spy-Inspired Designs

Over the past half-century, the James Bond movie franchise has inspired countless suits, man caves and cheesy spy gadgets, but it has also led designers and ...

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Yarn Bomb Bus: Knitted Double Decker Cruises Around London

Has there ever been a cozier-looking bus cruising around the streets of London than this neon yarn-bombed double decker dubbed the No. 7up? The beverage brand ...

Motion Exposure: Light Art Captures the Movement of Kayaks

Strange undulating patterns of colored lights seem to slink across the surface of water like living entities in this captivating series of images by ...

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