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
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1 year ago

cute :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

PyroarRanger
Community Member
1 year ago

I AIN'T THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHEDDDDDDDD

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Very whimsical, it’s like something out of a fairytale.

MN Free Spirit
Community Member
1 year ago

OK I kinda want this one, I live in a townhouse and EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MY NEIGHBORS LOOK LIKE MY HOUSE!

Lizzie Roth
Community Member
1 year ago

This is giving me Alice and Wonderland vibes.

Virgil Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

"Houses have layers donkey, like an onion."

Lazar
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1 year ago

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That was so inaccurate, it’s not even funny

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Karasi Mills
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1 year ago

I love this so much!!

Connie Martin
Community Member
1 year ago

In California this would be called a Storybook house. Maybe in Belgium too. I love it.

Joanne
Community Member
1 year ago

So pretty! I wanna live there! Or be the neighbour across the street, so I see this house anytime I step out of my front door.

Rebekah
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this.

Karen Dyer
Community Member
1 year ago

I see Darth Vader and a Horn Owl.

Tal Jamchi
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is actually relly cute! Like a little fairy tale house

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that Donkey's place nextdoor?

Cat Mac
Community Member
1 year ago

The garage is where they keep the UFO?

Dani
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually somewhat like it.

Craig Silberman
Community Member
1 year ago

the opposite of ugly; this is a great-looking house

Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

Weird, but not ugly

C
Community Member
1 year ago

This is cool as shit! I love it

Not-so-MadMax
Community Member
1 year ago

Im sure it'll looks amazing when the garden is all grown up. Might be hard to find curtains for those windows though..

Nadia
Community Member
1 year ago

Gorgeous!!!! Love it!

Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
1 year ago

That's just wildly awesome! To each their own!

John Montgomery
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like it's out of the mind of Tim Burton.

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

Reminds me of Disneyland! Reminder: it's not allowed to be drunk on Disneyland. Just so you know.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this house.

Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually like this one!

Louise Brigance
Community Member
1 year ago

What is that grey thing painted on the house...a pretend tree? a vine? But I love the sun glasses on the garage!

Sandra Wijgerde
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1 year ago

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

There looks like a monster lives there !!!

Karen Ev
Community Member
1 year ago

Personally, I think the yellow garbage adds the finishing touch!

Mamia
Community Member
1 year ago

Going inside with OUCH every time, this jewel was built for those prone to profanity

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
1 year ago

Do hobbits live in this !!

Josh Coker
Community Member
1 year ago

i instantly think of tim burton

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 year ago

I like it.

Eric Soliday
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a redesign of Noah's Ark

Alycia Wilder
Community Member
1 year ago

It's where the three fairies in Sleeping Beauty should have lived.

gladys
Community Member
1 year ago

I like this

Theresa Walker
Community Member
1 year ago

Weird, yes; ugly, no.

Mark CM
Community Member
1 year ago

A Thai roof on a Smurf house.

chachkimooch
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The small part on the left kinda looks like a cross between Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt.

Pamula Furness
Community Member
1 year ago

I LIKE this! Am I weird?

Sally Hudd
Community Member
1 year ago

All we need is the wicked witch.

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd probably love this were it not for the ugliest shade of blue I've ever seen.

Andrea Delden
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like something from Dr. Suess...which isn’t all bad.

Starlee87
Community Member
1 year ago

Or blues clues house

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
1 year ago

this one is fun!!

Wreathy
Community Member
1 year ago

The lawn is the saddest part...

Lewis Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

weird, but I can't call it ugly. Have you been to Detroit?

camena
Community Member
1 year ago

it looks like a house that would show up in a series of unfortunate events

Rhon
Community Member
1 year ago

As much as blue is my favourite colour, this could actually look not bad if the trim was painted in a natural colour.

mariethetree
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually like it!

Charlotte Nordset
Community Member
1 year ago

this closely resembles how the world looks on acid!

Mika Tahara
Community Member
1 year ago

I like this one, take away the stupid blue wooden frames and it's a nice home

Valerie Linares
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a fairy tale witch house.

Amanda Kirby
Community Member
1 year ago

This house is actually pretty cool.

Bob Beltcher
Community Member
1 year ago

This is actually pretty cool.

Wendy Tanneberger
Community Member
1 year ago

These are all pretty cool to be honest with you. Its like art!

Marilyn Tilley
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is cute

Debbie Sander
Community Member
1 year ago

I don’t know which is worse. The house or the yard.

Molly McCabe
Community Member
1 year ago

Um yes please.

NanZ
Community Member
1 year ago

Kind of cool, but horrible choice of paint color. It looks like a really old building that they tried to funk it up.

Joelyn Kitzmiller
Community Member
1 year ago

This one should be number 1 😝

KCN
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually think it's kind of cute.

Kira Hatfield
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd legit live here

LazyPanda
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks like something off of alice in the wonderland

yerawitchSam13
Community Member
1 year ago

That is actually awesome.

The Suz 81
Community Member
1 year ago

Good idea, bad execution and color

John Napier
Community Member
1 year ago

Love it. Would buy that anytime.

birdhouse
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1 year ago

Judge Dredd's house? untitled-5...639292.png untitled-5cae027639292.png

Monty Glue
Community Member
1 year ago

Never mix LSD, shrooms, and peyote together and then try to build ANYTHING!!!!

Aaron W
Community Member
1 year ago

Your garage is Darth Vader.

Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like a folly (a building style, where in the 1800s rich people ordered weird looking buildings to entertain their friends)

The Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Handsel and Gretel at home?

Lucia Lintnerová
Community Member
1 year ago

the roof is cool, but why those windows ...

Zaheen Muhammad
Community Member
1 year ago

Like this one too. If only they could repaint the windows with a different color!

diane a
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The most horrified houses I have ever seen. You can tell they are haunted by their past. Poor things.

diane a
Community Member
1 year ago

Most horrified houses I have ever seen.

Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
1 year ago

This one's real ugly.

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#5

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"Textures loading"

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Bored Lazy Lizzy
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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

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#24

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

This is one of those "IS IT UGLY OR IS IT SO FUCKING DEEPLY ARTISTIC THAT WE DONT GET IT..? SMILE AND PRETEND YOU GET IT HONEY.."

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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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