Belgium is known for its strange buildings, thanks to blogger Hannes Coudenys and, of course, the architects themselves. Coudenys started an Instagram account called “Ugly Belgian Houses” in 2012 to show the strange things about Belgian architecture. It has attracted the attention of people interested in architecture and design from all over the world. 
But really, how horribly strange can the design of a house be? Scroll down to see a list of really strange houses.

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Coudenys had noticed that Belgians have a different idea of what good architecture and outside design are. So he thought he had to tell everyone about it. Usually, if you like architecture, you like nice houses. But in Belgium, there are a lot of ugly houses, so I started taking pictures of them, “said Coudenys.

Coudenys said that Belgians like to go against the grain when it comes to house ideas. “Because the rules aren’t too strict, and we love making our own unique dream homes,” he said.

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Even though the buildings got a lot of attention online quickly because so many people were amazed by how unique they were, Coudenys says that many house owners were not happy that their poorly designed homes were being looked at online. I got emails from lawyers, and in the end, I ended up giving in and stopping the blog for good. “I can understand the negative reactions in a way—it’s the house of their dreams, and I’m tearing it down! “he said.

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