Some architects make buildings that are safe and easy for everyone to use, while others don’t care about people’s safety. Some architects tend to forget the “practicality” of things in order to make them look nice.
The subreddit r/ArchitectureForAdults has pictures of strange and funny architecture and engineering designs that, when you think about them, don’t seem very safe. In the gallery below, you can see some of their best posts.
#5 On the bike lane, these obstacles are almost impossible to see.
#6 You can look out onto the street from these urinals. There is no tint on the windows, so you can also see in. Each one even has a sink on top.
#7 People who don’t have children and want every trip to be an adventure can use the internal staircase.
#8 There is a balcony on the train to Machu Picchu.
#9 Skyslide at OUE Skyspace in Los Angeles, CA: An outdoor glass slide attached to the outside of the U.S. Bank Tower. The skyline is 45 feet long, about 4 feet wide, and is made of 1.25-inch glass all the way through. From the 70th floor to the 69th floor, people slide. Now closed for good
#10 This design from the 1930s let you hang a cage with your baby over the side of a building.
#11 Yes, those are ladders. They were used to build the Hindenburg.
#13 You no longer need to be drunk.
#14 Almost did a Michael Scott on a grocery delivery today.
#15 What was their first thought, to build stairs out of piles of rusty nails?
#16 This Set of Stairs
#17 Painting on the back of Acme, Inc.
#18 Just don’t move it too much from side to side.
#20 A pool connects all of these homes to each other.