For 10 years, photographer Hannes Coudenys has been compiling photos of the ugliest houses in Belgium
A new exhibition titled 'Ugly Belgian Houses' aims to showcase some of the most unusual houses found in the country.
The man behind the project is photographer and author, Hannes Coundenys, who had the idea of tracking down Belgium's ugliest residences when riding his bike around Bruges.
He has been photographing Belgian houses for ten years and has released two books, cataloging the photos of the houses.
The beauty of ugliness
His project has also gone viral on social media, with his Instagram account gaining more than 155k followers.
To publish the pictures on the internet, Hannes does not need the owner's authorisation.
However, for the books and the exhibition, he had to ask for it, in order to avoid any lawsuits.
"They don't all like the concept (the house owners), but some people tell me 'Yes, I think my house is ugly too. You're right'," explained Coundenys.
Coundenys says that the exhibition isn't just a collection of ugly houses, but also a reflection on the sometimes surreal spatial planning and architecture in Belgium, and on the universal experience of beauty and ugliness.
Check out the video above for a look inside the exhibition