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Belgian Guy Documents Ugly Houses He Sees And They’re So Bad, It’s Hilarious (69 More New Pics)

There’s nothing like seeing photos of horrible and ugly architecture to perk up your spirits. You look at those ugly buildings and you think to yourself, “2020 might be a horrible year and things are going to hell but at least my life’s better than these trainwrecks.” If you’re a fan of architectural disasters, then you have to check out the Ugly Belgian Houses social media pages, run by local Hannes Coudenys. His project of taking snaps of ugly houses in Belgium is loved by a lot of people and he jokes that it’s turned into almost a “cult.”

Hannes told Funscrape that a big part of his growth online has been the fact that he’s been doing a project for Belgian TV. “I ring the door and ask them if they know they are on this page. In the end, I tell them it’s my website.” You can check out Hannes’ videos right here. He’s still working on them and around 25 new ones are in the making.

You can check out Funscrape’s earlier awesome posts featuring Ugly Belgian Houses right here and here. But before you do that, scroll down, upvote your fave horrendous buildings, and read on for our freshest interview with Hannes.

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#1 Jesus Christ

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#2 Reminds Me Of ‘The Scream’ By Edvard Munch And That’s Exactly What I’m Doing

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#3 Go Home House, You’re Drunk

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Hannes told Funscrape that there is a problem with becoming too big, too fast. This has lead to some architectural drama on his social media pages. People have been clashing there because they have different opinons about experimental architecture and classical Belgian farmstyle buildings. “I never wanted to shame experimental [buildings],” Hannes said.

He told us that his book sales have been doing great and it’s already become a cult classic in Belgium. “A lot of tourists buy the book when they visit. We sold about 20,000 copies which is quite big in our small country of 10 million people.”

Hannes said that going outside was easier during the coronavirus lockdown. “We could go outside for walks and runs so that [taking pictures of houses] was the only thing I could do.”

#4 When Your House Is A Penis But You’re Not Allowed To Show It

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#5 I’m Stuck

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#6 *wink*

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“We all love to hate ugly Belgian houses,” Hannes told Funscrape in an earlier interview. However, he added that it’s not just Belgium that’s full of wacky architecture.

“Poland has terrible architecture, as a lot of people have let me see,” Hannes said. He also pointed out that Belgium has lots of great architecture, too (so it’s not all dreary and grim down there). “I like the work of Gijs van Vaerenbergh, Vens-Vanbelle, De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Vincent van Duysen.”

More than 107k people follow Hannes’ Ugly Belgian Houses page on Facebook while his fan count on Instagram has grown to 101k (it was 76.8k in October 2019).

#7 The Roof, The Roof, The Roof Has Expired

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#8 50% Shades Of Grey

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#9 Keep Your Distance People

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According to Hannes, Belgians have a weird interpretation of what makes a house look good. “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 added that regulations in Belgium are quite liberal and people love to design their own quirky dream houses. However, some house owners were angry that Hannes featured photos of them online.

Tempers flared. Lawyers got involved. And Hannes gave in and shut down his blog. Fortunately, he relaunched it back in 2013. Now he asks people to contact him directly if they don’t like seeing their weird homes being poked fun at online.

#10 Adidarchitecture

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#11 House Xs

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#12 The Statue Of Misery

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#13 The Architect Had A Vision (Problem)

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#14 Exsqueeze Me

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#15 When You Used A Condom But Still Got An Std

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#16 If I Ever Shoot The Movie ‘Two Alfa Romeo’s & Julia’ I Know Where To Go

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#17 When You Discover There’s An Ugly Belgian House Under Your Ugly Belgian House

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#18 Nothing To See Here

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#19 By Frank Lloyd Wrong

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#20 Malebox

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#21 Stay Inside

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#22 Please Restart Windows

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#23 Like A Rubik’s Cube You Can’t Solve

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#24 100% Real No Fake Doggo

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#25 Quatro Stogi Oh No

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#26 Black & Why?

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#27 When Your First Phone Was A Nokia

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#28 I’m Not Supporting This. Just Like Those Columns

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#29 Welcome To My Shiteau

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#30 Silver, Gold, Bronze In Olympic Ugliness

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#31 We All Live In A Yellow Submarine

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#32 Walkie Talkitecture

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#33 Friends With Benefits

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#34 Aircotecture

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#35 Solar Powered Balcony

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#36 Who Wants To Be An Ugly Belgian House? Please Raise Your Tower

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#37 When They Keep Parking On Your Disabled Spot.

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#38 So What’s It Like Living On A Timezone Line?

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#39 Architecture Is Peanuts

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#40 While A Part Of Me Wants To Know, Another Part Of Me Is Too Exhausted To Ask

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#41 He Took It Too Pharaoh

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#42 It’s A Trap

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#43 Safehouse

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#44 Zip Up, I Can See Your Chimney

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#45 Me When There’s A Sale. (Thx Hadie)

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#46 When You Didn’t Know You Had To Bring Your Own Roof

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#47 Bigmouth Strikes Again

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#48 Pirates Of The Crib

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#49 Split Personality

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#50 Meh

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#51 Flatten That Curve

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#52 Suddenly, I’m Not Half The House I Used To Be

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#53 Omg They Are Breeding

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#54 With This Weather You Can Use A Warm Hat

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#55 Ha! Greeeeeeeey!

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#56 Ceci N’est Pas Un Lockdown

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#57 I Should Stay Inside

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#58 Not Everyone Takes Quarantine Equally Serious

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#59 When The Battle Between The Left Wing And The Right Wing Got Ugly

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#60 Do You Hear Me Red, Red, Whine

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#61 Is That A Silo Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

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#62 Move Over Mordor

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#63 Oh Look A Tiny House!

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#64 ‘I Fok Horses.’ ‘Pardon?’ Yes, Paarden!

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#65 (Emojitecture)

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#66 Is That The Masturbedroom?

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#67 You Have To Stay Inside But You Don’t Have To Throw Away Your Door

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#68 Mi Casa Es Su Picasso

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#69 Beautiful Shiteau!

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