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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#1

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

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Smerv
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

cute :3

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#3

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"Game of Stones"

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Love the door!

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#7

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"'No, your other left'"

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh poor little house :(

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#15

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"Welcome to my Shiteau!"

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Kim Clarke
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey, this one's great! ❤️

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#16

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"I NEED THAT EMOJI"

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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1 year ago (edited)

😧

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#17

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"SOON"

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a brick dick!

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#20

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Kjorn
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Meh, roofs are overrated anyway.

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#23

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"NEIN NEIN NEIN"

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
1 year ago

My god I love this

SprinkleDrop
Community Member
1 year ago

Correct me if I’m wrong, but is this house 9?

Tinley's Aunt
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone got really tired of getting the neighbors' mail.

Ang.stl
Community Member
1 year ago

I was just thinking my mailman & ups and fedex make me want to do this but my house number is 5 numbers long. It would get real messy, real fast!!

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Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
1 year ago

It's number nine, is it?

Bella-Dohna🇳🇴
Community Member
1 year ago

^snort^ 😂

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Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

Visual representation of the number 9 song

Bobbi Newell
Community Member
1 year ago

It's Revolutionary!

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Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

what's your adress? - You'll know

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm sorry, what's your address again?

Good key
Community Member
1 year ago

NEIN NEIN NEIN MY FUHRER

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The Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

When your mail constantly gets dilevered at the neighbors caus de mailman can't find your house ;)

Troux
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

"I'm located at 99999999999999999999999999 Scheissestrasse".

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

So you live at 99999999999999999999999999 Oak Street?

Annabeth Chase
Community Member
1 year ago

" Excuse me, is this number nine?"

Christina Eneroth (Eneroth3)
Community Member
1 year ago

So the address is 9999999999999999999999999999999999?

DingleBerry
Community Member
1 year ago

Clearly, nine is not a lonely number

Penny Gayler
Community Member
1 year ago

No 10 is next door

Cat Mac
Community Member
1 year ago

So is number 8. :-)

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Tim Bloom
Community Member
1 year ago

that's a beatles fan

Luna Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

Isn't that the door from National Lampoon Vacation, you know where they went to the wrong house?

Cat Mac
Community Member
1 year ago

Who were those people? I thought they were your relatives.

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Armando Garcia
Community Member
1 year ago

"What is your Address sir?"- It's 999999999999999999999999999999999 9 9 Rd

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish they had "10" on the door.. that would be fun..

Will Hill
Community Member
1 year ago

In case you didn't see the number

Sageeta Beerten
Community Member
1 year ago

Was is 9 or 9999999...?

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

What's the address of this house??? LOL!!!!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you sure it's 9 ???

Antoilene du Toit
Community Member
1 year ago

'scuse me, sir.. I'm looking for no. 9?

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
1 year ago

Won't forget where they live !!

Sjon Svenson
Community Member
1 year ago

should have been placed more to the top of the list . . . like just behind nr 8 . . .

Sylvia Priefer
Community Member
1 year ago

must be a lucky number

إلهة الشعر الأزرق
Community Member
1 year ago

Me: Can I come over? German Friend:

Theresa Walker
Community Member
1 year ago

Obviously, the mail'man' has a problem with delivering the mail.

Myriam Ickx
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, I think we got the message.

Doodlebug
Community Member
1 year ago

When you can't decide what style to use so you try a couple out like paint swatches, but then you accidentally start a collection because now that's what everybody gives you for Christmas.

Huib van Wees (hvwees)
Community Member
1 year ago

I think the house number is 11 ;-)

Ruth Fichter
Community Member
1 year ago

OK, made me laugh again.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

Beatles: Number nine, number nine, number nine. (Now play it backwards)

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

Number 9.

Andrea Delden
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder if it’s between 7-11?

Maureen Peters
Community Member
1 year ago

You can't miss this house!

back atya
Community Member
1 year ago

what's the address?

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
1 year ago

9 is considered the number of completion...did you know this??

Josurf
Community Member
1 year ago

... and then one day, for no particular reason, the numbering changed....

Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

"My psychic said 9 was my lucky number..."

Denise Anderson
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a Beatles song.

Lewis Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

is the address 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999?

Car Alarm
Community Member
1 year ago

*adapts seagulls from finding nemo voice* NINE NINE NINE NINE NINE NINE

Roxy Faulkner
Community Member
1 year ago

My guess is they do not get deliveries. So what is the actual address?

Valerie Linares
Community Member
1 year ago

"wait, what's your house number again...?"

Wendy Armitage
Community Member
1 year ago

I REALLY want this upvoted to #9!

Sue Prewitt
Community Member
1 year ago

Wonder what their address is.

Amanda Kirby
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute!

Lenora Hefley Rice
Community Member
1 year ago

The Mighty Nein were here!

Kellie Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

Dressed to the NINES! :D

Cynthia Doyle
Community Member
1 year ago

Number Nine - just like the Beatles “Revolution #9”

Mach Six
Community Member
1 year ago

this should go on #9

Erica D B
Community Member
1 year ago

The person has probably had so many misdeliveries that they're sick and tired of it so want to make sure the postman (or woman) gets it right.

Monica Anderson
Community Member
1 year ago

You mean, Nein nein Fraulein. 😊

Community Member
1 year ago

OCD perhaps?

Jaida Cummings
Community Member
1 year ago

Now hopefully someone don't read it as house number 999 or your probably gonna end up with someone else's mail.

Nico Holzberger
Community Member
1 year ago

Clearly Nr. 252

Victoria Lawton
Community Member
1 year ago

When you are sick of people saying they can't find your house

Jessany Trotter
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this is number 9. Number 6. Are you in trouble?

Batwench
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a brilliant idea

Hańka
Community Member
1 year ago

It's rather nice collection...

Mascha Claessens
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

But why in German? :P There's only a TINY piece of Belgium that has German as their first language. Otherwise it's 'negen' in Dutch/Flamish, or 'neuf' in French. :P #annoyingknowitall

Ian Carter
Community Member
1 year ago

"Hi yes I ordered a pizza but it hasn't come yet, what do you mean you couldnt find my house? Its Number 9!"

Karen Dyer
Community Member
1 year ago

How many Number 9's do you see?

jo_shortland
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder what the house number is !!!!

Ben Churchill
Community Member
1 year ago

Never miss a pizza delivery again!

Monty Glue
Community Member
1 year ago

Are the window bars to keep the crazy in or the sanity out?

ANDRES MAYA
Community Member
1 year ago

i wonder what they're favorite number is?

First.time.in.Space
Community Member
1 year ago

Such a shame they didn't live on Number 6.

Amy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone kept not getting their post clearly

Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

You get the real house number when you add all the nines.

Cactuar Jon
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd hate to have to look for that address... would never find it!

Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this. a lot!

Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

Loally known as the NO house

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder what's the house number. Also, pretty sure Hitler lived there.

Wanderlust
Community Member
1 year ago

Possibly their lucky number

Gail Howell
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1 year ago

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House in the US are prettier!

Marie-Louise Chenois
Community Member
1 year ago

We also have many nice houses in belgium you know.... And i'm sure we can find as many and even more ugly houses in the US

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"When Belgians move"

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Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

This would be cool if it had more windows.

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