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.

Pink Marble Public Pissoir: Open-Air Urinal in Urban Zurich

This giant hunk of pink marble in the middle of a Zurich car park isn’t a sculpture, exactly; it’s a place to relieve yourself in the open air so you ...

Kiss Lid: Do You Love Coffee Enough to Make Out With It?

Do you love coffee enough to make out with it every time you take a sip? You kind of have to if you’re willing to use the ‘Kiss Lid’ by Korean designer ...

Crossing the Divide: 10 Totally Atypical Bridge Designs

Bridges aren’t just a means of passing from one place to another along a linear path; they might offer a place for strangers to converge, provide a ...

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Alien Architecture: Surreal Cities for Future Worlds

Will the architecture of the distant future be recognizable to us based on what we have built up to this point in human history, or beyond what we’re able to ...

Reflection Perception: 12 More Mirrored Art Installations

Mirrors can disrupt our perception of our environment, especially when they’re positioned to blur the lines between land and sky, up and down, reality ...

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Welcome to Dismaland: Banksy’s Dystopian Bemusement Park

Excited ticket holders rush past sullen-faced guards in mouse ears to gain access to Banksy’s Dismaland, a dilapidated, depressing ‘bemusement park’ ...

Skate Park To Go: Duo Designs Mobile Modular Setup

Skateboarding isn’t classified as a real sport in the Netherlands, but one duo decided to take the resulting lack of decent official skate parks into their ...

Twisting History: 40+ Surreal Altered Vintage Photographs

Many of us have picked up old black and white photographs and wondered what their backstories are, but these artists take history into their own hands, ...

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Synth Series: Yarn Installation Represents Music in 3D

An abandoned building becomes the setting for a surreal installation of colorful criss-crossing yarn as artist duo Toki seeks to render music in physical form. ...

Livin’ in a Lair: 12 Villainous-Looking Futuristic Houses

Every one of these somewhat ominous-looking futuristic homes is just waiting for its big Hollywood break as the lair from which some supervillain hatches ...

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