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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.

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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Painstaking Paper Plane: Model Made from 100 Manila Folders

It only took 100 manila folders, 50 X-Acto blades, a bottle of glue and 1,000 hours of time to create one 1:60 scale model of a Singapore Airlines A380 ...

Sci-Fi Skyscrapers: 14 Futuristic Visions for Vertical Cities

As the global population grows and the world’s largest metropolises evolve into mega-cities, skyscrapers stretching higher than ever before could hold ...

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Cardboard That Shreds: Working Corrugated Fender Stratocaster

If you can build a foosball table, a desk or an entire full-scale chapel out of cardboard, perhaps it’s not too surprising that this notoriously flimsy ...

Urban Rainbows: 14 Colorful Art Installations in the City

Nighttime rainbows shimmer across the skies in cities from Istanbul to New York, traversing rivers, illuminating underpasses and highlighting monuments. ...

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Muji Huts: Affordable Pop-Up Modern Homes Made for Japan

The same Japanese retail chain selling household supplies like space-saving furniture, bed linens and travel toothbrushes will soon sell pop-up houses, too, so ...

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