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30 Belgian Houses That Are So Bad, They’re Good

There’s good architecture, there’s bad architecture and then there’s Belgian architecture. For some reason, the Belgians are just not that good when it comes to designing buildings – and one blog out there aims to prove it.

Ugly Belgian Houses is a blog run by Hannes Coudenys, that’s dedicated to showing the world how ugly Belgian architecture can sometimes be. “Because most Belgian houses suck. Even mine,” jokes the author of the page. He even released some of the best ones in coffee book form!

From homes built inside rocks to suggestively-shaped mailboxes, these houses are so bad, they’re kinda good. Check out them out in the gallery below!

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#1

We can’t be the only ones who see a cat here, right?

#2

Why does this house look like it’s being bullied?

#3

Did they just found a giant rock and decided to build a house inside? Or did they have the rock delivered?

#4

Even the house itself looks confused by how ugly it is.

#5

Congratulations to the architect for designing a house that looks like a video game glitch.

#6

This house is clearly plotting something – just look at it, you know it’s up to no good.

#7

This one looks like it could double as a grain silo.

#8

“Make sure the new building matches the surroundings”

“Uhh, yeah, whatever you say.”

#9

Looks like someone built the roof and forgot to build the rest of the house.

#10

This house looks like it’s trying to absorb itself, probably to escape such an ugly existence.

#11

We didn’t know Belgium had a Disneyland – or at least a budget version of it.

#12

We guess they didn’t write “this side up” on the building plan.

#13

Must be a slow connection.

#14

That’s a nice tower you got there.

#15

Looks like someone tried building a church but gave up and decided it’s going to be a house.

#16

Say, that’s quite an interesting mailbox you got there.

#17

Really strong Egyptian vibes in this one.

#18

Rumors say they wanted to film The Lord of the Rings here but the owner did not give permission.

#19

Did someone build half of the house and just decided not to bother with the other half?

#20

This one looks like something you’d build from leftover Lego parts.

#21

Another perfect candidate for any other upcoming Lord of the Rings movies.

#22

Looks like a game of Tetris – just add an L shape on the top and you’re golden.

#23

Aww, did you two have a fight?

#24

This may or may not have been David Bowie’s Belgian residence.

#25

Peek-a-boo!

#26

Someone was clearly inspired by Gaudi.

#27

When you and your neighbor have an argument deciding how the facade would look like.

#28

At this point, we’re kind of surprised the door and roof aren’t made of bricks too.

#29

Looks like one of those long pieces in Tetris.

#30

Hey, that’s a nice house, it would be a shame if someone cut half of it and replaced it with a generic block of flats.322 shares

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This Guy Collects The Most Hilariously Bad Examples Of Belgian Architecture (30 Pics)

You know how some countries are famous for their national cuisine, ancient monuments, or unique wildlife? Well, thanks to Hannes Coudenys, Belgium is known for its hilariously ugly houses. A few years ago, the man started documenting all of the ugly houses he managed to spot around Belgium and now has a following of over 100k people who anxiously wait for his latest post.

In a recent interview with Bored Panda, the man said that a big part of the success of his page was the project he has been for Belgian TV. Hannes would ring the doors of the ugly houses and ask the owners if they know they made it to the Ugly Belgian Houses page before telling them it’s his own website. You can check out some of the videos here!

Hannes has even released a book hilariously titled Ugly Belgian houses: don’t try this at home and says that a lot of tourists buy it when visiting Belgium.”We sold about 20,000 copies which is quite big in our small country of 10 million people,” said the man.

Check out the freshest batch of ugly Belgian houses in the gallery below and if you want more, see our previous posts here and here!

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#1 Reminds Me Of ‘The Scream’ By Edvard Munch And That’s Exactly What I’m Doing

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#2 Go Home House, You’re Drunk

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#3 I’m Not Supporting This. Just Like Those Columns

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#4 The Roof, The Roof, The Roof Has Expired

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#5 Exsqueeze Me

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#6 Malebox

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#7 I’m Stuck

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#8 Jesus Christ

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#9 When Your House Is A Penis But You’re Not Allowed To Show It

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#10 Like A Rubik’s Cube You Can’t Solve

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#11 Keep Your Distance People

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#12 The Statue Of Misery

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#13 House Xs

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#14 *wink*

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#15 By Frank Lloyd Wrong

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#16 When You Discover There’s An Ugly Belgian House Under Your Ugly Belgian House

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#17 50% Shades Of Grey

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#18 100% Real No Fake Doggo

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#19 Adidarchitecture

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#20 When You Used A Condom But Still Got An Std

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#21 Zip Up, I Can See Your Chimney

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#22 Please Restart Windows

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#23 The Architect Had A Vision (Problem)

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#24 Nothing To See Here

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#25 Stay Inside

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#26 When Your First Phone Was A Nokia

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#27 If I Ever Shoot The Movie ‘Two Alfa Romeo’s & Julia’ I Know Where To Go

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#28 We All Live In A Yellow Submarine

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#29 Welcome To My Shiteau

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#30 Aircotecture

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One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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45 Belgian Houses That Are So Bad, They’re Good (New Pics)

Ah, Belgium – the land of castles, Tintin, fries… and hilariously ugly houses, apparently. One Belgian man, Hannes Coudenys, even dedicated an Instagram account to immortalize these architectural “marvels” and you don’t need to be an architect to have good laugh.

“Normally, if you like architecture you like good houses, but in Belgium, there’s a lot of ugly architecture. So I started taking pictures of it,” said Hannes in an interview with Bored Panda. He said that the reason there are so many weird houses in Belgium is because of liberal building regulations and people love designing their own quirky dreamhouses.

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#1 Aah Weekend

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#2 When You’re Trying To Watch Something On Pornhub But Those Spam Windows Pop Up

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As funny as the buildings seem to us, the actual owners of the homes weren’t so pleased. “I received emails from lawyers and eventually gave in, stopping the blog altogether,” said Hannes. “I can understand the negative reactions in a way… It’s the house of their dreams and I am demolishing it!” Lucky for us, the Belgian man decided to continue his quest of documenting every ugly house in Belgium and has amassed over 104k followers on Facebook and 77k more on Instagram.

#3 Angrytecture

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#4 My House When You Came In The Backdoor

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Hannes says that not all architecture in Belgium is terrible and he likes the works of Gijs van Vaerenbergh, Vens-Vanbelle, De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, and Vincent van Duysen.

See the ugly Belgian houses in the gallery below and check out our previous post here!

#5 If Snake And Tetris Made A Baby

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#6 Mayday Mayday! The East Wall Is Sinking!

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#7 When Your House Tried To Be Beautiful

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#8 The Sky Is Limited

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#9 Insane The Spain

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#10 Even The Neighbours Are Scared

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#11 Pablo Picasa

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#12 D. I. Why?

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#13 Please Explain

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#14 Why Carve Pumpkins For Halloween?

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#15 ‘Make It Look Like A Sad Elephant’ Said No One Ever. Oh Wait A Belgian Did

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#16 Mohawkitecture

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#17 What Is That Thing?

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#18 When Windows 10 Keeps Randomly Crashing And Freezing

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#19 Pytagorage

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#20 Close But No Cigar. Or Is It?

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#21 Hiding An Ugly Belgian House Are We?

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#22 When You Go Back To The Future

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#23 When Your Architect Needs An Adblocker

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#24 What The Flying Duck

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#25 When You’ve Got The Cheapest Street In Monopoly But You Bought Two Hotels

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#26 Windows Paint

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#27 When You See Yourself In The Mirror

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#28 Ceci N’est Pas Une Fermette

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#29 Belgium Is A Work Of Art

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#30 The Floor Is Lava

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#31 You Cant Leave Your Hat On

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#32 Facade So Ugly The Tree Died

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#33 This Is An Emergency, Somebody Call The Akropolice

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#34 Not Sure If Roof Or Tiny Hat

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#35 When You Stop Halfway The Reveal Because You’ve Seen Enough

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#36 Shades Don’t Always Make You Look Cool

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#37 When Your Architect Has A Black Out

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#38 I’m Out

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#39 When Your Keyhole Is Swollen And Red, You Better Go See A Doctor

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#40 When You Don’t Know What Hit You

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#41 It Must Have Cost An Arm And A Leg

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#42 ?

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#43 Must Be Really Into Garage Sales

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#44 So, Who Was Ugly First?

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#45 When Your Architect Was Thinking Outside The Xbox

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Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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