First, we had 'Ugly Belgian Houses.' Then there was 'Ugly Irish Houses.' Shortly after, 'Ugly Dutch Houses' popped up. But the latest Instagram account mocking local architectural decisions comes from the Land Down Under.

With a name similar to those of its distant cousins, 'Ugly Adelaide Houses' is also on a mission to show just how subjective human taste really is, and it's doing just as good of a job.

At the moment, the account can't brag about having too many followers — there are 3,355 of them — but this number isn't the only factor that determines how good someone's content is. Plus, everyone has to start from zero.

So continue scrolling to check out what 'Ugly Adelaide Houses' has been posting!

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Agfox
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Why, yes, the building was designed using the SIMS & MS Paint, how did you know?"

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The person (or persons) behind the account goes by the nickname Frank Gehrysh, which is an obvious reference to Canadian-born American architect and designer Frank Gehry. 

His works, which include the Dancing House in Prague, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, are considered among the most important of contemporary architecture, leading Vanity Fair to call him "the most important architect of our age". 

So with a showrunner like that, I guess we really need to think twice before talking ill of 'Ugly Adelaide Houses.'

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Casey Burns
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Realtor: It's cool. Just give it some time to load in.

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Australian architecture has often been consistent with architectural trends of the wider Western world, with some special adaptations to compensate for its distinctive climatic and cultural factors such as Edwardian architecture and Brutalist architecture.

Indigenous Australians mostly produced semi-permanent structures from readily available materials.

During the country's early Western history, it was a collection of British colonies in which architectural styles were strongly influenced by the outsiders.

But the unique climate of Australia necessitated adaptations, and 20th-century trends reflected the increasing influence of American urban designs and diversification of the cultural tastes and requirements of an increasingly multicultural local society.

Notable Australian architectural adaptations include the Queenslander and Federation styles of residential architecture.

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Amanda Rose
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What is up with the words on the fence? "how many perverts have matching xmas..." then I can't make out the rest. Weird.

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Amanda Rose
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They straight up step terraced their garden. I don't think I've seen that happen before.

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Jack Holt
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like it's trying to get up off the toilet.... or straining

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Iconic Australian buildings that have made a name for themselves in Australian architecture history and winning architecture competitions include the UNESCO-listed Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, Brisbane City Hall, and the 11 remnant penal colony sites selected for World Heritage protection in 2010. 

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Jack Holt
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is how those boxy McMansions will look like in 50 year's time

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Australian houses and Australian buildings have evolved significantly over time, from the early structures made from relatively cheap and imported corrugated iron (which can still be seen in the roofing of historic homes) to more sophisticated ideas borrowed from other countries, such as the Victorian style from the United Kingdom, the Georgian style from North America and Europe and the Californian bungalow from the United States.

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Owen Jarvis
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like this one. Just add a mural onto the left bit and water the grass. Boom! Cool house.

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DerangedFrogPrincess1
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like the box with shapes you had to push through as a kid.

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Angela B
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lego architecture in bland scale. After too many caffinated beverages.

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In the 21st century, many Australian architects have taken a more avant-garde approach to design, and as you can tell from these pictures, buildings have emerged that are truly unique and reflective of Australia's culture and values. Some, of course, are more vibrant than others.

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2WheelTravlr
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Home design zero. Backing skills. epic.

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Amanda Rose
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This makes it look like the first floor sunk into the ground and the second floor is all that is left.

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TKA
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whats up with the lines on the windows in the middle on both floors?

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Bored Person
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The colour difference represents the division of the house, one building, two houses

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