Building Fail


A Nico video focused on building fail, with the usual extremely puzzling examples of extreme architectural failure. Many defy easy explanation.

Player 1


I can’t help but wonder what proportion of these are photoshopped, if any? Certainly some are perfectly plausible, but as for others…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It looks like MySims all over again... 'Cept in real life. o____o

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Likely, most of these pics are from Russia. Very typical, I can see something like this virtually everyday.

    All this are mostly results of reconstruction that is either under progress or stopped due to the lack of money

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 08/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Buildings with trees in them do exist. It is often illegal to cut down the trees so they build their house around it instead.

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    Comment by Forlourned
    10:12 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In Russia, there are no handicaps! Only handichallenged who are strengthened by hearty structures that make them Big Strong!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:19 26/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would say that most of these come from eastern europe,,where much of the buildings have been destroyed by war and rebuild using whatever they can find.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 26/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If these are real, did the designers even HEAR about architecture school?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:14 13/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's why they went to ART school instead ;3

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:55 15/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    videos wouldn't load, can youtube alternatives be posted instead?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    some of these look like they filled in old doorways or were going to put a balcony or porch on, or filled in what used to be a hallway.

    the one with the door at the top of the stairwell on the opposite side and the window misaligned with the arch are .. wtf

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 27/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nhis is Russia. Info 100%
    Look this

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 27/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And this

    Comment by loldar
    23:40 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you know that first pic makes perfect sense. Even Siamese twins need to be catered for. =P

    Comment by Lord Zero
    20:34 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Quite a lot are shoped, but some already see them
    before and looks legit.

    PS: Russian ones are likely to be true.
    Sad but truth.

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    Comment by SomeoneElse
    23:57 03/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone know the name of the song or the artist?

    Comment by POP
    00:05 04/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Artist: Afterlife, Title: Falling, Label: Hed Kandi Records, Album: Serve Chilled 2

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    Comment by oMMo
    03:48 04/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reminds me of Honeycomb Beat music.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Quoth the OP:

    BGM→ Afterlife / Falling

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    Comment by Tony D
    18:57 03/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    The first pic reminds me of a friend who was doing architecture. She asked how close urinals are normally; she had to squeeze a certain amount of them within a room. I told her they would be waaay too close together, but she said "I have to fit them all in or I'll lose marks". I guess the person doing that fitout was in a similar situation...

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    Comment by SomeoneElse
    23:49 03/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    in my opinion, urinals being in the same room counts as way too close

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:17 21/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not gay unless balls are touching

    Comment by karasu
    07:30 04/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually, I'm quite sure most of them are due to the lack of planning and during/before construction. Also, the parts where they have stairs and no entry way is probably just due to laziness.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:05 19/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least a few of those stairs with no entryways look like the entry was removed at some point, and new wall put in place. The difference in colour (often lighter) is a tell tale there, and it's not uncommon for doors to be removed, particularly for security reasons (ie, in a shop, after enough people dive out a particular exit while shoplifting, someone proposes removing the problem exit entirely).

    Some of them look like remodels.. but some of them, I literally have no idea what was going on there. The toilet at the top of the stairs.. O.o;;;? Seriously, WTF?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:11 28/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you talking bad about the holy trhone?

    Comment by Raichu
    11:13 15/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I actually rather liked the idea of peeing directly into urinal plants. I think that this fulfills a natural inclination. Kind of like blowing loads 2D depictions of flatties.

    I notice a lot of Russian in this video.

    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    10:18 02/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never cross the streams!

    LOL this is great

    Comment by Cerenado
    10:16 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well 2:24 really makes you wonder...
    Anyway, it seems folks don't seem to care about doors anymore do they (and windows for that matter)? Oh and the upside down house near the beginning was just plain silly....
    By the way, I can't see the point of privacy at 3:32... the whole neighborhood can practically see your bank info......
    5:29 was sweet though~
    (omg quite ghetto heh? xD)

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    Comment by otaku
    17:05 30/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    for someone who hav "db-penises"...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:38 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    At around 1:34 you can clearly see a door has been filled in since the initial construction. Also I believe I've seen that bridge one around 4:44 on TV before.

    Comment by イチロ イノ (Ichiro Ino)
    14:45 19/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I saw a real hidden camera on 1:43

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:30 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    It seems a few of those are formerly perfectly good, but something has been removed so now they seem pointless.

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