Belgian Guy Documents Ugly Houses He Sees And They’re So Bad, It’s Hilarious (45 New Pics)

Belgian Guy Documents Ugly Houses He Sees And They’re So Bad, It’s Hilarious (45 New Pics)

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Disclaimer: I love Belgium. I love its vast fields, pleasant parks, and deep forests. I love its awesome playgrounds, playful ducks, and friendly people. I love its architecture, cozy buildings, and impressive castles. Having lived there for three years, during which I attended the Brussels American School (hi to all of my classmates; go Brigands!), I have a deep and nostalgic appreciation for the country. It’s the place that turned me into who I am today and the country where I learned my very first words in English.
So you can bet your bottom dollar that I turned my full attention to Hannes Coudenys when I heard that he posts pictures of ‘ugly’ Belgian houses on the internet. Now, Coudenys and I disagree about Belgian architecture: what he calls ‘ugly,’ I find to be ‘quaint.’ However, nobody can deny that he finds very intriguing examples of Belgian architecture.
Scroll down, upvote your fave ‘ugly’ buildings, and share them with your friends and family. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you’re on my or Coudenys’ side when it comes to Belgian buildings. Beautiful or horrifying? That’s for you to decide. After you’re done with this list, check out Bored Panda’s previous article about Coudenys and ‘ugly’ (aka misunderstood) Belgian houses.
More info: Instagram | Facebook#1 Aah WeekendImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#2 When You’re Trying To Watch Something On Pornhub But Those Spam Windows Pop UpImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#3 AngrytectureImage credits: uglybelgianhousesIn an interview, Coudenys told Bored Panda that his project is ‘loved’ and he joked that it has turned into a kind of a ‘cult.’ “We all love to hate ugly Belgian houses,” he said, drawing attention to the fact that “Poland has terrible architecture, as a lot of people have let me see.”However, not all is grim in Coudenys’ world. He noted that there are examples of good architecture in Belgium: “I like the work of Gijs van Vaerenbergh, Vens-Vanbelle, De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Vincent van Duysen.”#4 My House When You Came In The BackdoorImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#5 If Snake And Tetris Made A BabyImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#6 When Your House Tried To Be BeautifulImage credits: uglybelgianhousesCoudenys’ hobby has grown into a phenomenon: he has more than 104,000 followers on Facebook and 76,800 fans on Instagram.In a previous interview, Coudenys told Bored Panda that some Belgians have a peculiar understanding of what constitutes good architecture: “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.””Because regulations are quite liberal and we love to design our own quirky dreamhouse,” Coudenys explained. He added that lots of home-owners were angry that their houses were being mocked online.#7 The Sky Is LimitedImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#8 Mayday Mayday! The East Wall Is Sinking!Image credits: uglybelgianhouses#9 Even The Neighbours Are ScaredImage credits: uglybelgianhouses“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!” the Belgian revealed.#10 Insane The SpainImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#11 Please ExplainImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#12 MohawkitectureImage credits: uglybelgianhousesCoudenys isn’t the only critic of Belgium’s architecture. According to Culture Trip, if you’re in Belgium and want to see the country’s ugliest buildings, you would do well to visit the Ghent Market Hall, the Wiels Museum in Brussels, and the Tour Paradis in Liège.Also be sure to see the ‘Book Tower’ in Gent, Leuven’s Sint-Maartensdal Towers, the seat of the Humanist Democratic Center in Brussels, the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel in Antwerp, and The Water Tower in Ghent. Even I have to say that a few of these buildings make my inner artist cringe.#13 Pablo PicasaImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#14 What Is That Thing?Image credits: uglybelgianhouses#15 ‘Make It Look Like A Sad Elephant’ Said No One Ever. Oh Wait A Belgian DidImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#16 PytagorageImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#17 D. I. Why?Image credits: uglybelgianhouses#18 Why Carve Pumpkins For Halloween?Image credits: uglybelgianhouses#19 Close But No Cigar. Or Is It?Image credits: uglybelgianhouses#20 When Windows 10 Keeps Randomly Crashing And FreezingImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#21 Hiding An Ugly Belgian House Are We?Image credits: uglybelgianhouses#22 When Your Architect Needs An AdblockerImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#23 When You Go Back To The FutureImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#24 What The Flying DuckImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#25 When You’ve Got The Cheapest Street In Monopoly But You Bought Two HotelsImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#26 Ceci N’est Pas Une FermetteImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#27 When You See Yourself In The MirrorImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#28 Windows PaintImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#29 You Cant Leave Your Hat OnImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#30 This Is An Emergency, Somebody Call The AkropoliceImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#31 When Your Architect Has A Black OutImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#32 Facade So Ugly The Tree DiedImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#33 I’m OutImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#34 Belgium Is A Work Of Art Image credits: uglybelgianhouses#35 When Your Keyhole Is Swollen And Red, You Better Go See A DoctorImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#36 Shades Don’t Always Make You Look CoolImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#37 Not Sure If Roof Or Tiny HatImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#38 When You Stop Halfway The Reveal Because You’ve Seen EnoughImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#39 The Floor Is LavaImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#40 ?Image credits: uglybelgianhouses#41 It Must Have Cost An Arm And A LegImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#42 Must Be Really Into Garage SalesImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#43 So, Who Was Ugly First?Image credits: uglybelgianhouses#44 When You Don’t Know What Hit YouImage credits: uglybelgianhouses#45 When Your Architect Was Thinking Outside The XboxImage credits: uglybelgianhouses


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