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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Hans
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4 years ago

"Wheeeeeeee...uh oh..."

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#2

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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

It clearly is art.

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#3

In Case Of Fire

In Case Of Fire

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

...burn.

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#4

Can't Touch This?

Can't Touch This?

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Hans
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4 years ago

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
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Youri Kersten
Community Member
4 years ago

Powered by IKEA

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

I think this is a deliberate...well, kind of joke.

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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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Ava Masumi
Community Member
4 years ago

maybe it is haunted

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#9

This ATM Keeps You Fit

This ATM Keeps You Fit

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

In dwarvistan, only small people have the right to get money.

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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
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

For todays game against the Wisconsin Walls.

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#12

Right Here!

Right Here!

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"F. Ailure Construction at your service"

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#13

The World's Worst Balcony

The World's Worst Balcony

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maryhadalittlelamb
Community Member
4 years ago

there's a great view from our balco-- aaahhhhhhh

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#14

Forgetting How To Architect

Forgetting How To Architect

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Find the secret door. Use a bomb (press A) at the right spot.

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#15

You Had One Job, Architects

You Had One Job, Architects

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

This is clever! It gives the illusion of effortlessness while making sure people work out.

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#16

Best Hotel Room Window View Ever

Best Hotel Room Window View Ever

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Lorraine
Community Member
4 years ago

"I paid for an ocean view!

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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
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

This is sarcastic. And evil.

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#19

Found In A Newly Renovated Middle School

Found In A Newly Renovated Middle School

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Ange Cairncross
Community Member
4 years ago

Mr Ed.....Principal Mr Ed

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Accidental, incidental, coincidental....

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

It actually is the continuum of time which bent the pipe.

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#22

Who Needs Privacy

Who Needs Privacy

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Whoever works for the building authority now is much richer than before...

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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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Roselientje
Community Member
4 years ago

Whahaha lol

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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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Natasha L
Community Member
4 years ago

No...I need symmetry

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#25

Just Noticed This In The Living Room

Just Noticed This In The Living Room

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

The living hell for a perfectionist.

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Car you say? Helicopter I guess!

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"In our town, we proudly go by car. Dumb bikers!"

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#28

You Had One Job

You Had One Job

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

You shall not pass.

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#29

Pointless Balcony

Pointless Balcony

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Another job for the bomb (press A).

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

The janitor's living quarters. :(

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#31

These Stairs

These Stairs

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

At least you are safe because ther eis a handrail.

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#32

Well-Lit Yard

Well-Lit Yard

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Just a Purpler
Community Member
4 years ago

Who's idea was this •_•

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#33

You Should Have Been More Specific

You Should Have Been More Specific

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Chances are that you will have good ventilation.

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Do not ask questions. Just don't.

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#35

This Roof Window

This Roof Window

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Liana Swarz-Burt
Community Member
4 years ago

...I have no words to describe this

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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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A Snail
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#37

Stairs To Nowhere

Stairs To Nowhere

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Stairway to dreamland for those who dare!

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#38

This Ramp

This Ramp

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Master Markus
Community Member
4 years ago

Almost!

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#39

These Genius Stairs

These Genius Stairs

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Roselientje
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it looks kinda funny

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#40

Very Useful Door

Very Useful Door

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Rick Hamilton
Community Member
4 years ago

"Yes, the bathrooms are on the second floor."

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#41

Just In Front Of A Garage

Just In Front Of A Garage

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

So who insultat the guy from the building authorities?

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#42

Welcome To Turkey!

Welcome To Turkey!

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Jace
Community Member
4 years ago

I get the impression that the builder was asked to put cheap "decorative" balconies on and then the owner was prevented (by inspectors) from putting actual doorways in.

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Eher heard of redundancy? When the building crumbles, it will just fall for 20 cm (or 8 inches, if you like) before having a new foundation.

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#44

A Small Design Flaw

A Small Design Flaw

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Do not understimate the guillotine mechanism installed for side-passers.

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#45

This Building

This Building

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Mirriam Banda
Community Member
4 years ago

one ball is bigger than the other

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#46

Yep, Should Work Just Fine

Yep, Should Work Just Fine

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

What hidden treasuires lie behind...

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#47

How Is This Supposed To Work?

How Is This Supposed To Work?

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jacluckycat
Community Member
4 years ago

Thoughtful to include a drain...

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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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Roselientje
Community Member
4 years ago

Can't it be a cool fail?

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#49

Halfway Off The Stairway

Halfway Off The Stairway

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Jace
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#50

Yeah, Why Not

Yeah, Why Not

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Toilet for disabled dogs?

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#51

These Gates

These Gates

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Daniela Ogreanu
Community Member
4 years ago

When your mouse is not working properly while playing sims :D

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#52

These Doors

These Doors

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Roselientje
Community Member
4 years ago

Whahaha lmfao

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"Say again...was it concrete or jelly that we use to make the foundation?"

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#54

This Outlet Is Unreachable

This Outlet Is Unreachable

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Now power for you smartphone addicts!

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#55

Window Fail

Window Fail

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Who has been nasty?

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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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Kim Cee Bee
Community Member
4 years ago

balconies for airconditioning units

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#57

These Navy Buildings

These Navy Buildings

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Negligence, thoughtlessness, or intention...we will never know.

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#58

Let Them All Fall From Those Stairs

Let Them All Fall From Those Stairs

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"Sponsored by E. Smith, MD, orthopaedic"

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#59

This Is Belgium

This Is Belgium

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Brian Xue
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1 year ago

i'm surprised that its not all distroyed

#60

Who Needs An Emergency Exit Anyway

Who Needs An Emergency Exit Anyway

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maryhadalittlelamb
Community Member
4 years ago

if this is an emergency exit, this is the worst!

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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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Karin Fern
Community Member
4 years ago

Bollocks!

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#62

Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"Mind your step, Ma'am"

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#63

Thank God, My Feet Were Getting Tired

Thank God, My Feet Were Getting Tired

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Lorraine
Community Member
4 years ago

Now if only I could phase through the fence ...

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#64

Hope

Hope

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Faturrahman
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4 years ago

at least there is still a hope

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#65

Stairs At My Alma Mater

Stairs At My Alma Mater

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Jace
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#66

This Misunderstanding

This Misunderstanding

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Ava Masumi
Community Member
4 years ago

what even is this? 😐

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#67

Stairs Leading To Nowhere At My School

Stairs Leading To Nowhere At My School

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Jace
Community Member
4 years ago

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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blugeagua
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a great way to escape in case of a burglary. Just run to the door and jump onto the grass. And then run like hell.

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#69

Interesting Choice

Interesting Choice

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
4 years ago

Easier access for the local Peeping Toms