Belgian Guy Documents Ugly Houses He Sees And They’re So Bad, It’s Hilarious

Thanks to blogger Hannes Coudenys and, of course, the architects themselves, Belgium has become notorious for its quirky buildings. In 2012, Coudenys decided to begin 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. Continue reading »

Terrible And Bizarre Pictures Taken By Real Estate Agents

If the weather clears up later I might mow the pool.

What would your dream home look like? Would it be a rustic farm hidden deep in the woods or maybe a penthouse in Manhattan? Would the interior design be more traditional or perhaps a reflection of all the latest trends? While it is fun to think about the perfect house or flat, the reality of real estate listings is far harsher, and the choices are often really scarce. Thanks to a blog called Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos, we want to share with you how, ahem, creative some of the listings can get. Continue reading »

Surreal Photos Of Abandoned Houses In The Arctic By Norwegian Photographer Britt Marie Bye

Britt Marie Bye is a Norwegian photographer who for the past couple of years has been exploring above the Arctic circle in Norway and taking pictures of the abandoned houses she found there. Her pictures have an eerie sense of calmness and serenity to them and they’re just what you need to take your mind off the everyday stress of the city. Continue reading »

Japan’s Earthquake-Tesistant Dome Houses


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Nestled near a volcano in southern Japan, 450 quake-resistant dome houses put up by a health resort and decorated with flowers and dinosaurs are drawing visitors from across Asia. A dozen polystyrene foam pieces, each so light that two adults can pick it up, are glued together to make the houses. Cabins modelled after Japanese sweets and made from polystyrene foam withstood last year’s deadly earthquakes in Kumamoto prefecture. Continue reading »

These Fairytale Felted Houses For Cats Are A Must Have

It’s likely that if you’re a cat owner your feline companion(s) will have a favorite bed, house or spot to sit, sleep and play in. If you feel that maybe their existing love spot is getting a bit tattered and battered, and your cat wouldn’t be traumatized by a replacement, maybe you might be interested in upgrading to one of these awesome fairytale houses! Created by Yuliya Kosata from Ukraine, the felted houses come in a huge range of designs and color schemes. Take a look below to find out more and see what you think! Continue reading »

Asymmetric Nature Houses Along The Danish Archipelago By LUMO Architects

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Along the coast of Denmark in the South Fyn archipelago, there are islands known for their natural and nature-abundant landscape. Giving visitors an opportunity to be involved in the rural outdoors, Aarhus-based firm LUMO Architects have designed a series of shelter constructions and campsites along the islands of Skarø, Drejø, Birkholm and Ærø. Continue reading »

Patrick Dougherty’s Mind Blowing Nest Houses Made Of Living Trees

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No, this isn’t the work of some gigantic bird. The living art you see before you was actually done by man – more specifically, artist and branchbender extraordinaire Patrick Dougherty. Crafting human-sized nest houses made by actually weaving growing trees into the shapes of houses, cocoons, pagodas, huts, giant water pitchers and even people, Dougherty has traveled the world with his truly extraordinary sculptures. Continue reading »

The Abandoned Houses Left Behind In The Pristine Landscape Of Scandinavia

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Norwegian photographer Britt M visited Troms, Østfold, Buskerud and Akershus counties in Norway and Värmland, Sweden. In the pictures mysterious wooden houses, farms and cabins can be seen pictured against a stunning Scandinavian backdrop in Sweden and Norway. Continue reading »

This New Zealand Street Is So Steep It Makes The Houses Look Like They’re Sinking

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There are plenty of picture-perfect spots in New Zealand, but none quite as Instagram-worthy as Baldwin Street in Dunedin, also known as the steepest street in the world. The street is only 350 meters long, but for every 2.86 horizontal meters, there is a rise of one meter. In other words, though the street itself is less than a quarter mile long, for every ~9 horizontal feet you walk, you’re climbing about three feet. Photos of the street are mind bending, especially when you look at the houses that are built right into the hill. Continue reading »

Artists Builds Tiny Tree-Houses Around Common House Plants And It’s Awesome!

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Jedediah Corwyn Voltz is a Los Angeles-based prop maker for TV and movies. On the side, Voltz uses leftover bits of scrap wood, fabric, and other materials to construct tiny abodes around succulents and cactus plants, Slate reports. Continue reading »

Terrifying Photos of Houses Being Damaged by the Natural Disasters

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An apartment block leans over after an earthquake in Santiago February 27, 2010. (Photo by Marco Fredes/Reuters)
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OAS1S: Welcome To Urban Forest Neighborhoods When The Houses Are Disguised As Trees

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The OAS1S architecture is designed as trees, earth’s most ancient, important and appreciated structures. This unique design creates a highly desirable 21st century icon that truly fusions architecture and nature. The OAS1S architecture is shaped as a 1 and answers to the deep human need to become 1 with nature. OAS1S is a passionate and innovative answer to our current need for sustainable global urbanization. A win-win-win concept for people, nature and society, with a mission for radical urban improvement. Continue reading »

China’s “Nail Houses”

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A “nail house”, the last building in the area, sits in the middle of a road under construction in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region April 10, 2015. According to local media, the owner of the house didn’t reach an agreement with the local authority about compensation of the demolition. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)
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Billboard Houses For The Homeless

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Billboards! We are neither putting up an advertisement nor talking of music charts rather informing about billboard shelter for the homeless to be built in Slovakia. Amazed!
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Horrorgami – Papercut Versions of Famous Haunted Houses

Horror-film fan Marc Hagan-Guirey makes papercut versions of famous haunted houses, in a series he called Horrorgami. “When I was growing up, my elder brother and I were really really different characters. And the one thing that really bonded us was horror movies,” says Marc in the short profile film on Paper Dandy. He’s already created four houses from horror films and T.V. shows: The Shining, The Amityville Horror, The Exorcist, and The Addams Family. Each house is made from a single sheet of paper, and he plans to make a total of 13 houses and display them in an exhibition in London. My favorite so far is the Overlook Hotel from The Shining.

The technique Marc uses is called kirigami, which is like origami except the paper is both cut and folded. There are no adhesives used. If you’ve ever made a paper snowflake, then you’ve done kirigami! Continue reading »