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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Nthati
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11 months ago

Imagine giving directions to your visitors: "Yeah, the toilet is in the kitchen, up the stairs and right next to the cupboard, you won't miss it."

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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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Hans
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11 months ago

"A dick lives there" never has been so literal.

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Pjotr Vugts
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11 months 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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DP von Icecream
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11 months ago (edited)

HAHAHAHAHAHA! This is brilliant! Look them straight in the eyes when you wipe!

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Mojones
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11 months ago

Harry Pooper, the boy under the stains, eh stairs

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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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Carol Emory
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11 months ago

Tour guide: "Originally there were only 27 floors in our hotel. The other 13 were added just recently..."

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Foxxy
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11 months ago

Sometimes I wish I had back stories to these and the reason why these designs are the way they are.

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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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BusLady
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11 months ago

How do they even get up there? Swinging on the chandelier?

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Carol Emory
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11 months ago

Probably a conversion..not for school transport..someone lives in it.

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Carol Emory
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11 months ago

If I remember right..some of these bathrooms are set up that as soon as you enter and lock the door to the stall, the walls go opaque so you can't be seen....

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Foxxy
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11 months 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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Patrick McKemie
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11 months ago

It's for CGI. You live in a small brick house, the neighbors see the Taj Mahal.

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Mojones
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11 months ago

Have to admit, they nailed the dried vomit look

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Shawn
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11 months ago

What was the architect smoking

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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11 months ago (edited)

I think that is where the architect was smoking.

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A Jones
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11 months ago

Looks like an error in Sims

Monika Rhodes
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11 months ago

That's kind of.. pointless. weird.

Gareth Graham
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11 months ago

When base building in Bethesda game goes wrong

Marianne Contrino
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11 months ago

A couple of days ago, I wouldn't have had a clue what you meant, but I just watched a video on YouTube about the shit show that is Fallout '76, and I immediately understood. Now, of course I'll feel pretty stupid if your comment had nothing to do with that, but I'll willingly own my mistake.

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Angie Lynch
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11 months ago

"I want one of those refrigerators that looks sleek and hidden." "Say no more fam"

Susan Callihan
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11 months ago

More places to hang pictures of chickens!

red blue
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11 months ago

look exactly like house i designed in the sims before

Ian Osmond
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11 months ago

I'm pretty sure I did that once in The Sims, but I deleted it and moved it.

Ivana
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11 months ago

I would be so annoyed. I would have to rip it out and just not have a way to store cold food. Not having a fridge at all is better than that.

bee pot
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11 months ago

great job I hate it

G13
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11 months ago

I would slam into that in the middle of the night lol

Jo Choto
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11 months ago

For when you forgot all about how to design a kitchen.

Thomas Ewing
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11 months ago

The fridge was so large, they had to build the kitchen around it, but forgot to redesign the kitchen.

Lisa Johannesson
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11 months ago

The Sims design failure

Shaylynne Gosnell
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11 months ago

me when im making up my sims house XDD

Eleanor Orser
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11 months ago

Why?

Stephenie Stone
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11 months ago

Someone forgot refrigerators are included in basic kitchen design...

TrailerMix X
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11 months ago

I've actually seen this in multiple kitchens. A new fad maybe?

Catarina Pupillo
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11 months ago

Flip or FLOP?

Joe Belkin
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11 months ago

this made sense when it was a tardis

PyroKitty
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11 months ago

I'd stub all my toes.

Kathy Baylis
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11 months ago (edited)

People who hired the architect to build their home: “What the fuck, man? You FORGOT to add a refrigerator to the kitchen?” Later: “So you put it in the middle of the floor, and built a fridge garage around it?”

okpkpkp
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10 months ago

no.

Stina Kolling
Community Member
11 months ago

look--the top doesn't even reach the ceiling! it's not like it's some extra thick column that hides a fridge. no! it's just a box that's fixed to the floor!

Debbie Fulton
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11 months ago

I think the contractor had the blueprints upside down, that day.

Drew Fordham
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11 months ago

Crap, we forgot the fridge...oh, just put it here and build a wall around it...

Bobby Sammons
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11 months ago

Oops! We need a place for the fridge.

David Stigall
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11 months ago

there's an electrical outlet in the middle of the floor?

Tru ebu
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11 months ago

Where did Gru go?

Joelyn Kitzmiller
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11 months ago

No, no, no, no, no, no

Brittany Washington
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11 months ago

Ikyfl

Baked Panda
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11 months ago

I don't know how to feel about this... hurts my brain lol

Alejandra Acosta
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks like a mad cat frigde

Haniza Rahmat
Community Member
11 months ago

just why?

Kaeli McIntyre
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11 months ago

I kinda like it. Put some shelves and paint around it, saves cabinet space

PandaPiñata
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11 months ago

Freeze! You are surrounded!

Susan Gardner
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11 months ago

Could just scoot that 'box' over and put it next to the counter

Maximiliano De Borba
Community Member
11 months ago

Genius, I hate the frige on the wall, good solution , probably is móvel!

Vudu G
Community Member
11 months ago

OMG I'm sure i know that place or one almost exact like that one, in an apartment on a city called Cuenca...

Samantha Comerford
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11 months ago

Hello I’m Fridge , please to meet you

Joe Belkin
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11 months ago

It made more sense when it was a tardis

debrina blackmoon
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11 months ago

bigger on the inside???

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Annanana
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11 months ago

Thr fridge just had a nasty fight with the stove and she sent him to sleep on the couch

Imma Letchoofinish
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11 months ago

Going to take a bet that this was either a homeowner improvement or another garbage tract home development that used a 'home designer' rather than an architect.

Something
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11 months ago

What's wrong with having a back-of-fridge concealment structure?

Doober
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11 months ago

Nothing at all, but the placement of it is a little questionable.

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Shawn
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11 months ago

Size does matter

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Jonathon Smith
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11 months ago

"Has character" "Viewing essential"

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Dee Hunter
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11 months ago

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

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Janine B.
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11 months ago

Might work for the doggo though. lol

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Foxxy
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11 months ago

Is the green mould from having carpet in the bathroom lol.

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BusLady
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11 months ago

Sideways AND crooked. Was someone drunk?

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BusLady
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11 months ago

"I'm out of paper. Could you pass some?"

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Bobert Robertson
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11 months ago

Help! I’m trapped in a glass cage of emotion!

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Janine B.
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11 months ago

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

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Miss_Olivia
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11 months ago

Fabulous

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Dee Hunter
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11 months ago

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

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Shawn
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11 months ago

Fire hazard.

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Jonathon Smith
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11 months ago

I've been in some places where they have a separate hose with its own tap in the bathroom. Not sure if that would have been intended here though.

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Jonathon Smith
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11 months ago

I mean its inconvenient, but I do kind of like the idea of a tree in the middle of my house. Perhaps a little better displayed though

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BusLady
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11 months ago

Instructions for using the air hand dryer: 1) Place hands under dryer to activate 2) rub hands together 3) wipe hands on pants.

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Ani Archeron
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11 months ago

thought it was art? ding dong you are wrong

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