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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.

Modern Hobbit Houses: 12 Works of Earth-Sheltered Architecture

Merging modern aesthetics with architectural traditions that are as old as humanity itself, these contemporary earth-sheltered homes are like hobbit dwellings ...

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Madcap Murals: Playful Urban Paintings Interact with 3D Elements

A wall with a texture reminiscent of a cross-stitch cloth, a rusted shopping cart half-submerged in a river, curbside trash finds and utility boxes all ...

Ghosts of Architecture Past: 14 Fossils of Fallen Buildings

Like hazy memories or flickers of imagination, architectural structures either long since lost or never built in the first place interact with ...

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Honoring Zaha Hadid: 5 of the Starchitect’s Greatest Projects

The world lost a star architect this week, trailblazing Iraqi-born Zaha Hadid, who was the first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Architects ...

Cairo’s Trash Capital Gets Colorful with Massive Anamorphic Mural

One of Cairo’s seven settlements of the Zabbaleen, garbage collectors who make their living picking through and efficiently recycling the city’s trash, has ...

Sleep with Sharks: 10 of the World’s Most Extreme AirBNBs

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, how does a relaxing evening sleeping in a shark tank, a subterranean vault filled with human skeletons or the ...

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Marine Miracle: Walk on Water at This Sunken Seaside Pavilion

Walk right out onto the surface of the sea or follow a path that takes you into a tranquil space beneath the waves at the ‘Thematic Pavilion,’ a ...

Future NYC: 12 Design Proposals to Reshape the Big Apple

A half century or into the future, will New York City even still exist as it stands today, or will these fanciful and sometimes bizarre proposals get a chance ...

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Presidential Graveyard: 43 Colossal Statues Crumble in a Field

Nearly every single President of the United States, from George Washington through George W. Bush, sits in a dead field in Virginia, some with the tops of ...

Shanghai Tower Timelapse Film Captures 4 Years of Construction

The second-tallest building in the world seems to appear out of nowhere, shooting into the sky as if of its own accord, in this stunning time-lapse video of ...

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