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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.

Set Sail on Rail: Quirky Vehicles Explore Abandoned Tracks

Before the abandoned railroad tracks of Paris officially disappear – which is bound to happen, as cities realize the potential for reclamation as High ...

Subtle Street Art: 27 Easy-to-Overlook Urban Enhancements

Just knowing that these tiny urban art installations exist – ranging from tiny figures dangling from ATM machines to utility boxes painted to look like ...

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Adapting Aging Architecture: Modern Plug-Ins for Beijing

Cold, dilapidated and lacking modern amenities like bathrooms, Beijing’s historic architecture in the Hutong districts becomes livable again with sleek ...

Amphibious Architecture: 12 Flood-Proof Home Designs

Instead of trying to beat back rising water levels, these innovative structures work with them, adapting from land-based to floating houses with the ease of an ...

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Capital Idea: Bridge to Elevated Park for Washington D.C.

A freeway bridge linking historically divided sides of Washington, D.C. on either side of the Anacostia River is set to become a vibrant, High-Line-style ...

Ultra-Compact Stairs: 12 Next-Level Space-Saving Designs

Clever integration of storage, dangerous-looking alternating treads and unusual wall-mounted designs enable these 12 compact staircases to avoid the problem of ...

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City Cyclists Wear Car Skeletons to Show How Bikes Save Space

The absurdity of single drivers taking up so much space on the road was vividly highlighted when a group of Latvian cyclists went for a ride wearing car-sized ...

Juice to Go: 13 Ultra-Portable Phone Charger Designs

Tiny phone chargers that you slide onto your keyring, store on your belt buckle or snap onto the spokes of your bike can help feed your addiction to technology ...

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Solar-Powered Art Etched with a Magnifying Glass & the Sun

Magnifying glass clutched in his fist, Jordan Mang-osan uses nothing but focused rays of sunlight to burn detailed drawings onto panels of wood. A native ...

Looking Sharp: Blade-Like Bridge Slices Through the Air

Five blade-like beams slice into the sky when this cantilevered footbridge in London’s Merchant Square rises to make way for boats moving along the Grand ...

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