A blogger Hannes Coudenys and architects themselves, Belgium has become notorious for its quirky buildings.
In 2012, Coudenys decided to start 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 bizarre can a house design really be?
“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 dream house,” he said.
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 impressed 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.
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!
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.
Check out the pictures of the ugly houses below.
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