Not every architect can be an Antoni Gaudi or an Art Vandalay - some make do with the spaces they are given and yes, some do make silly architecture design mistakes. When the results aren't downright dangerous they can be funny, which is why Twitter user Sarah Schauer decided recently to ask people to send her their worst crappy design/architecture pics that they have.

It's fair to say that the internet didn't disappoint. From oddly placed toilets - toilets seem to feature a lot on this list - to slides that lead to certain death, it turns out that there are some real design fails out there! Scroll down below to see what we mean, and feel free to share your own nightmarish home design examples in the comments!

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Dee Hunter
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1 year ago

At least it's a short way if you have to get rid of burnt food

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So we've seen the consequences of bad interior design, so what makes for good design? There are a few basic principles to stick to if you want to make sure your design is practical, relevant and makes sense!

According to Dieter Rams, a German industrial designer who was responsible for the design of Braun’s consumer products for many years, there are 10 principles of good design, also known as the '10 commandments.' Even though they were written long ago and technology has advanced beyond his wildest dreams, Dieter's principles still apply today!

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Reirei
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1 year ago

Name checks out...

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1 year ago

Suislide

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Furniture designers Vitsoe have worked closely with Dieter Rams for decades, and helpfully summarize his founding principles of good design with the following explanations:

Good design is innovative: The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological development is always offering new opportunities for innovative design. But innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology, and can never be an end in itself.

Good design makes a product useful: A product is bought to be used. It has to satisfy certain criteria, not only functional, but also psychological and aesthetic. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it.

Good design is aesthetic: The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products we use every day affect our person and our well-being. But only well-executed objects can be beautiful.

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Hans
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1 year ago

I would add a sign: "to wipe off your tears"

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BusLady
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1 year ago

That shelf would have to go. Or move the toilet over about a foot or so.

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Good design makes a product understandable: It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product talk. At best, it is self-explanatory.

Good design is unobtrusive: Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools. They are neither decorative objects nor works of art. Their design should therefore be both neutral and restrained, to leave room for the user’s self-expression.

Good design is honest: It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot be kept.

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Ani Archeron
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1 year ago

wh -- wha -- why?!

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

I'm sure kitty loves this place. Mine would.

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Good design is thorough down to the last detail: Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the user.

Good design is environmentally-friendly: Design makes an important contribution to the preservation of the environment. It conserves resources and minimizes physical and visual pollution throughout the lifecycle of the product.

Good design is as little design as possible: Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity.

So three you have it, pretty simple right? If you are tasked with designing something and want to avoid the epic fails found in this list, check these principles off first and you should succeed!

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Elsker
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1 year ago

That's very cosy hangout if you manage to get there

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Shawn
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1 year ago

It's a bus for homeschooling

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jo_shortland
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1 year ago

Nope

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Okay is the sink in the cupboard or does the cupboard have a mirror and the sink is reflected in it?

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Shawn
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1 year ago

But Gumby is your neighbor

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Ani Archeron
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1 year ago

~I wanna be where the people ar- NO WAIT GO BACK

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Shawn
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1 year ago

What was the architect smoking

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Shawn
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1 year ago

Size does matter

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Josef Tingbratt
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1 year ago

This seems to be doing the best they can on the small lot they have. Nothing I would want to live in but probably necessary if you want a house on that lot.

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Dee Hunter
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1 year ago

Who wouldn't love to rule from this throne ...

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Might work for the doggo though. lol

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Elsker
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1 year ago

You could be the woodelfe of your own forest

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BusLady
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1 year ago

Sideways AND crooked. Was someone drunk?

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Shawn
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1 year ago

It's just a bathroom at Wimbledon

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Shawn
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1 year ago

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Your phone cover is cringey

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Great way to make sure you don't put on too much weight.

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

If you wonder what being Alice feels like.

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Dee Hunter
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1 year ago

Bringing back the old roman times with a good morning chat on the latrine?

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Shawn
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1 year ago

Fire hazard.

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BusLady
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1 year ago

I bet they clean up a lot of puddles. They should put a sign on it that says "Please do not use" just in case a moron walks in.

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Hans
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1 year ago

why?

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Elsker
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1 year ago

I guess drive in doesn't have to adhere to all restaurant bathroom rules?

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Ani Archeron
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1 year ago

thought it was art? ding dong you are wrong

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