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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.

Lighting Up the Dark Side: Star Wars Shadow Art Portraits

Balls of aluminum foil transform into Darth Vader and irregular chunks of chocolate cookies covered in rainbow sprinkles become the Star Wars logo when a ...

Museums of Tomorrow: 13 Out of This World Institution Designs

We’re reaching a point in architectural history where the structures being built look like they could have come straight out of the concept artwork for a ...

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Holy Skate: Century-Old Church Converted to Colorful Park

A 100-year-old church in Spain is hosting pilgrimages of a new sort now that its interior is lined with skate ramps instead of pews, its soaring cathedral ...

Car-Free Cities: 12 Pedestrian-Only Places from Venice to NYC

It’s funny how the idea of a purpose-built, car-free city where everything you need is easily accessible on foot seems so modern, yet it’s actually a ...

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Tetris House: Modular Structures are Made to be Stacked

Modular living units in a range of sizes can be stacked, spun and cantilevered over each other to create unique custom dwellings with views in every direction. ...

Lego Landmarks: Elegant New ‘Architecture Skyline’ Collection

The phrases ‘adult toys’ and ‘city blocks’ take on a different meaning when applied to architecturally sophisticated LEGO sets like these, ...

Origami Apartment: Instantly Shape-Shifting Micro Interiors

Origami-inspired folding screens stretch and retract in many different ways to transform one 312-square-foot micro apartment for a variety of uses, separating ...

World’s Most Soothing Soaks: 10 Otherworldly Hot Springs

When the weather outside is frightful, there are few things so tempting as calling in sick to work and heading to a natural hot springs spa to soak in warm ...

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Taboo Town: Architecture Designed to Make You Uncomfortable

Grab a cocktail inside an oversized rectum and then take in the unsettling sight of a sculptural red building graphically referencing humankind’s dominion ...

Classic Modern Mix: 13 Striking Additions to Historical Houses

Stretching out of the original structures like alien growths, these modern additions don’t even bother trying to blend in with their traditional ...

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