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These days most of us live in houses, apartments, flats, studios or inside any other kind of structure that has walls, windows, and a roof. Since people no longer need to carve our living quarters in caves or build a hut from clay, architecture design and engineering became almost the most important professions that we know. Everybody needs a place to live, right?

Being an architect is a pretty tough job. There's little room for error, and any mistakes that you do make are going to be there on display for all to see for as long as the thing you designed is standing. But as you can see from these funny fails compiled by Bored Panda, some architects are determined to leave their mark on the world in one way or another. Sure they screwed up, but hey, at least you'll remember their masterpieces of modern architecture!

From garage doors finding their way on the third floor of an apartment building, many engineering fails concerning stairs and of course, miscellaneous epic fails of grandiose scale - you'll find it all and many more in this list. Feel free to add your own funny pictures, and don't forget to vote for your favorite design fails!

#1

Being Handicapped In Cabo San Lucas Is Apparently An Extreme Sport

Being Handicapped In Cabo San Lucas Is Apparently An Extreme Sport

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It's Even More Fascinating When This Shit Happens In A Design School

It's Even More Fascinating When This Shit Happens In A Design School

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Can't Touch This?

Can't Touch This?

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In gigantistan, small people do not have the right to get money.

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#5

You Had One Job

You Had One Job

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is not a drain, but the entrance to the home of the hero turtles.

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#6

Built The Staircase Exactly As Designed, Boss

Built The Staircase Exactly As Designed, Boss

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#7

My Hotel Has A Sitting Area With No Possible Way To Access It

My Hotel Has A Sitting Area With No Possible Way To Access It

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#8

At Friends House For Summer Party. His Downstairs Staircase Does Not Actually Let You Get Into The Basement

At Friends House For Summer Party. His Downstairs Staircase Does Not Actually Let You Get Into The Basement

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#9

This ATM Keeps You Fit

This ATM Keeps You Fit

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#10

I Would Like To Meet The Planning Committee Who Approved This

I Would Like To Meet The Planning Committee Who Approved This

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LIke a perpetuum mobile, just the other way round: endless wasting without progress.

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#11

Hope You Picked Good Seats!

Hope You Picked Good Seats!

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#12

Right Here!

Right Here!

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#13

The World's Worst Balcony

The World's Worst Balcony

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you have undesired visitors, take them for a bit of fresh aiur to the balcony. "After you..."

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#14

Forgetting How To Architect

Forgetting How To Architect

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You Had One Job, Architects

You Had One Job, Architects

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#16

Best Hotel Room Window View Ever

Best Hotel Room Window View Ever

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#17

This New University Building Looks Like A Giant Toilet

This New University Building Looks Like A Giant Toilet

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Kasia Nitschke
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey! Somebody left a book on the seat! Must be the "architecture for dummies"!

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#18

It's Just Up The Stairs

It's Just Up The Stairs

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#20

The Architect Had A Bit Of Fun With This One

The Architect Had A Bit Of Fun With This One

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Daria B
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ooooohhhh..... Th...Those are eyes with angry eyebrows and some serious wrinkles inbetween!!! Yeah, that's an angry face expression... I mean, surely, I mean DEFINITELY.... ^_^"

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#21

This Pipe Was Bent To Go Around The Clock Instead Of Just Removing The Clock And Going Straight Up

This Pipe Was Bent To Go Around The Clock Instead Of Just Removing The Clock And Going Straight Up

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#23

My Dad Hired A Company To Install A Fence After Extending The Driveway. This Is Their Handy Work

My Dad Hired A Company To Install A Fence After Extending The Driveway. This Is Their Handy Work

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#24

The Clock On This Church. You Had One Job, Architect

The Clock On This Church. You Had One Job, Architect

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#25

Just Noticed This In The Living Room

Just Noticed This In The Living Room

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#26

No One Is Going To Steal My Damn Car

No One Is Going To Steal My Damn Car

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#27

Turn Right And Then Bunnyhop To Your Destination

Turn Right And Then Bunnyhop To Your Destination

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Miklós Nagy
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For some reson (being hit by bicycle, twice) I can understand this one.

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#29

Pointless Balcony

Pointless Balcony

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#30

This Single Window On The Side Of A Building

This Single Window On The Side Of A Building

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Trav May
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I demand a window office!" "I'm sorry. They're all taken." "I said, "I DEMAND."

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#33

You Should Have Been More Specific

You Should Have Been More Specific

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#34

Went To Philly. Found A Building With A Garage Door On The Third Floor That Looks Like It's Been Hit By A Car

Went To Philly. Found A Building With A Garage Door On The Third Floor That Looks Like It's Been Hit By A Car

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#36

Who Was In Charge Of Moving The Tv? Oh Well, Whatever

Who Was In Charge Of Moving The Tv? Oh Well, Whatever

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like how whoever built the wall just built around the tv instead of telling someone

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#38

This Ramp

This Ramp

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fun, but as an Architect I must say that almost none of these have anything to do with architecture. We dont build. This is the result of builder not using an Architect and obviously not filing for approval. Most would be illegal alteration gone wrong. Proper title would be "15 Builder who obviously needed an Architect" but the is one of those that puzzles me ☺

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#40

Very Useful Door

Very Useful Door

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#41

Just In Front Of A Garage

Just In Front Of A Garage

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#43

This Mcdonalds Column Doesn't Touch The Ceiling

This Mcdonalds Column Doesn't Touch The Ceiling

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a backup column. If the rest fail, this one will hold everything up when it falls.

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#46

Yep, Should Work Just Fine

Yep, Should Work Just Fine

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#48

That Moment When You're Not Sure Wheter It's Cool Or A Fail

That Moment When You're Not Sure Wheter It's Cool Or A Fail

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#49

Halfway Off The Stairway

Halfway Off The Stairway

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is where the OSHA contractor who invented back-up beepers has his office.

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#51

These Gates

These Gates

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#52

These Doors

These Doors

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Kasia Nitschke
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Plus you can always guess who's behind the door by staring at their crotch

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#53

I Think The Architect Was A Bit Drunk

I Think The Architect Was A Bit Drunk

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#56

Let's Go Out On The Balcony. Oh, Wait...

Let's Go Out On The Balcony. Oh, Wait...

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#58

Let Them All Fall From Those Stairs

Let Them All Fall From Those Stairs

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#60

Who Needs An Emergency Exit Anyway

Who Needs An Emergency Exit Anyway

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Jace
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doorways are easier to cut into high places when the workers can stand on something.

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#61

So, This Is The Entrance To My Towns Local Shopping Centre

So, This Is The Entrance To My Towns Local Shopping Centre

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#62

Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

actually to keep standing storm water out....area probably doesn't drain well

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#63

Thank God, My Feet Were Getting Tired

Thank God, My Feet Were Getting Tired

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#65

Stairs At My Alma Mater

Stairs At My Alma Mater

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If it's your alma mater, can you find the explanation and add it here?

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This Misunderstanding

This Misunderstanding

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Stairs Leading To Nowhere At My School

Stairs Leading To Nowhere At My School

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course they lead somewhere. The architecture was ruined ex post facto by safety regulation that didn't exist during design phase.

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#68

Useful Door!

Useful Door!

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#69

Interesting Choice

Interesting Choice

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#70

Translates To "break The Window In Case Of Fire". Clearly Not Any Window..

Translates To "break The Window In Case Of Fire". Clearly Not Any Window..

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#71

Czech Without Barriers (sign Says "elevator")

Czech Without Barriers (sign Says "elevator")

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#72

That's A Really Useful Door!!!

That's A Really Useful Door!!!

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#74

Crawl Or Turn Into Liquid To Get On The Other Side

Crawl Or Turn Into Liquid To Get On The Other Side

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#78

Someone Thought This Was An Artsy Coat Hanger

Someone Thought This Was An Artsy Coat Hanger

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