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

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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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