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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.

Stairs to Nowhere: Half-Finished Fire Escape Inside a Church

A mass of reclaimed, weathered wood of all shapes and sizes rises up to the cathedral ceiling of the Church of St. Peter the Puellier in Mairie d’Orleans ...

Living in a Bubble: 15 Privacy-Free Transparent Houses

Sometimes, beautiful views of your surroundings simply trump the need for privacy. Living in a bubble isn’t so bad when you’re in a remote location ...

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Floating Beach: Recreational River Barge Campaign for NYC

Manhattan is packed full of world-class restaurants, a vast array of shops, a beautiful nature preserve and virtually everything else required to satisfy the ...

Compact Cube Home: Storage Unit Turned Micro Apartment

A compact space with thirty years’ history as a storage unit is now a sleek, modern apartment outfitted with everything a single occupant needs with the ...

Experimental Architecture: 14 Boundary-Pushing Pavilions

Before a new form of architecture can be executed on a large scale, it has to be demonstrated through smaller structures, making temporary pavilions an ideal ...

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SkyTran: 2-Person Maglev Monorail Could Replace Cars

Two-person monorail pods zoom down from the sky at a command from your smart phone in a futuristic commercial transit system set to be installed in Israel. The ...

Almost Human: 15 Frighteningly Realistic Robots & Androids

How would you react if you were chased down the street by a sprinting android wearing head-to-toe camouflage and a gas mask? Probably about the same way ...

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Pop-Up Apartments: Post-Disaster Housing Prototype for NYC

New York City residents could have a stylish and safe place to live in less than 15 hours after a catastrophic natural or manmade disaster with these modular ...

Graffiti Puzzles: Urban Art Chipped Off Walls for Reassembly

Pieces of graffiti that have been chipped off a wall are offered up in a box like a conventional puzzle in an exhibition that provokes thought on who street ...

Bizarre Cities: 7 More Strange Urban Wonders of the World

A retirement community for circus freaks, a village of Chinese dwarves and a gated community for people who claim to speak to the dead are among the ...

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