Thanks to blogger Hannes Coudenys and, of course, the architects themselves, Belgium has become notorious for its quirky buildings. In 2012, Coudenys decided to begin documenting the peculiarities of Belgian architecture on an Instagram account called 'Ugly Belgian Houses,' and it has drawn the attention of architecture enthusiasts from all over the world.

But really, how hideously bizarre can a house design really be? Scroll down to check out the list of outrageous examples below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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"Architect: ‘What kind of windows would you like?’ Client: ‘Yes’"

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Smerv 3 months ago

"All of them"

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Coudenys had noticed that for some reason, Belgians have a different understanding of what is good architecture. So he decided that he had to share it with the world. "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, " he told Bored Panda.

Coudenys explained that when it comes to architecture, people in Belgium like to go against the flow. "Because regulations are quite liberal and we love to design our own quirky dreamhouse," he said.

#2

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"FELIX DA HOUSECAT"

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Smerv 3 months ago

cute :3

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"Game of Stones"

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Aahzmandus Pervect 3 months ago

With different windows, this would be interesting.

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Despite rapidly gaining attention online with so many people left in awe of the uniqueness of the buildings, Coudenys admits that many house-owners were not pleased about their homes facing scrutiny online. "I received emails from lawyers and eventually gave in, stopping the blog altogether. I can understand the negative reactions in a way... It's the house of their dreams and I am demolishing it! " he explained.

Luckily, he decided to relaunch his blog in 2013, although this time he encourages people to contact him directly if they are not pleased with seeing their house on the blog. Scroll below for the photos of Ugly Belgian Architecture!

#4

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"When u wanted to live in a fairytale but you chose to live in Shrek’s Swamp House"

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FortnitePlayerGirl 3 months ago (edited)

SOMEBODY ONCE TOLD ME THE WORLD IS GONNA ROLL ME

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#5

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"Textures loading"

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Bored Lazy Lizzy 3 months ago

Please restart the computer to proceed with your action.

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#6

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"Say Cheese!"

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Gail Howell 3 months ago

Love the door!

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#7

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"'No, your other left'"

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Phoebe Bean 3 months ago

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who´s the fanciest house of them all??, Oh, me, me!"

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#8

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"When your architect fell asleep"

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Will Hill 3 months ago

Used the old whiskey level on the first floor I see

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#9

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"CUT MY HOUSE IN TO PIECES THIS IS MY LAST CARPORT"

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Aahzmandus Pervect 3 months ago

After the divorce, the wife took half of the house.

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#10

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"Windows not installed"

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Kjorn 3 months ago

Windows are a DLC

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#11

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"Architect: what do you want

Guy: legs of a lego man

Architect: say no more fam"

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Aldhissla VargTimmen 3 months ago

Omg, this is in my hometown, the back of the other half goes into the air as well. They've been building this for years but are having problems and it's still not finished.

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#12

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"When you have a beautiful Belgian House but you really want to be on my website"

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Kim Clarke 3 months ago

Perfect contrast! - Beautiful old architecture Vs We just can't be bovvered 😂

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#13

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"When you’re on a field trip and you loose the rest of your group"

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Elizabeth 3 months ago

This really looks as though it was once a row of townhouses and this is just the last one still standing

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#14

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"Nobody puts baby in a corner"

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GoodWolf 3 months ago

Oh poor little house :(

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#15

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"Welcome to my Shiteau!"

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Kim Clarke 3 months ago

Hey, this one's great! ❤️

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#16

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"I NEED THAT EMOJI"

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FortnitePlayerGirl 3 months ago (edited)

😧

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#17

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"SOON"

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Kaisu 3 months ago

This house looks high af

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#18

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"Looks like Frodo finally settled down in the suburbs"

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Marie-Louise Chenois 3 months ago

That one looks actually pretty nice to me, except the stones taht look a bit dirty and could need a cleaning...It looks a bit sad like that

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#19

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"Malebox"

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glowworm2 3 months ago

It's a brick dick!

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Kjorn 3 months ago

looks nice

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#21

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"For that cosy under the bridge feeling"

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N G 3 months ago

A troll lived here

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#22

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"When you didn’t know you had to bring your own roof"

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Foxxy 3 months ago

Meh, roofs are overrated anyway.

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#23

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"NEIN NEIN NEIN"

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PyroarRanger 3 months ago

My god I love this

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#24

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"When Belgians move"

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Aahzmandus Pervect 3 months ago

There's always that one neighbor that must be different from the others, in a stupid kind of way.

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#25

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"Sink outside the box"

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Aahzmandus Pervect 3 months ago

This is not ugly, it's cool!

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#26

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"What did one pyramid say to the other?

– How’s your mummy!"

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FortnitePlayerGirl 3 months ago

It's not a pyramid, it is a triangular prism.

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#27

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"Total eclipse of the house"

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Issy 3 months ago

"You really have to put your soul into it" - Architect: "Hold my cold, empty heart"

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#28

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"What where they checking uh... thinking?"

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N G 3 months ago

How to annoy your neighbour - level 999

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#29

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"Zaha Hadid from the Aldi"

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Kim Clarke 3 months ago

AGGGH! - Like the '70s never ended :( - Attic window is cute tho'

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#30

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"Special discount: buy two get nothing for free"

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Aahzmandus Pervect 3 months ago

This would be cool if it had more windows.

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