Avant-garde architecture is always to be applauded, but sometimes innovation can go a little too far.

Bored Panda has compiled an album full of architectural design fails and though they might be funny, they look pretty dangerous too.

From taps above electricity sockets to a wall painted with a convincing tunnel that led to a car crash when someone tried to drive into it, these images are a testament to the fact that it’s sometimes best not to get too creative.

Would you want to walk down these stairs? The carpet design makes it difficult to see when one step ends and another begins 

Another accident waiting to happen involves an incredibly narrow bike track running next to a canal.

Yet another badly conceived cycle path is blocked by a bollard, which has bizarrely been built at a design school.

Even more ironically, there is a sign which tells drivers to give cyclists more space while taking up the majority of the bike lane.

Another image features mind-bending carpet that’s bound to make the simple act of ascending the stairs bring on motion sickness.

Can you manage it? This bike path seems a little on the small side and it just so happens to be next to a canal 

Can you manage it? This bike path seems a little on the small side and it just so happens to be next to a canal

Notice anything wrong? What's most worrying about this picture is that it was taken at a design school 

Notice anything wrong? What’s most worrying about this picture is that it was taken at a design school

These traffic lights might not be much help considering they've been blocked by a building

These traffic lights might not be much help considering they’ve been blocked by a building

Not only does this tap not have a sink for the water to go to, it is also directly above an electricity socket 

Not only does this tap not have a sink for the water to go to, it is also directly above an electricity socket

How any wheelchair user is meant to get up this concrete ramp with steps at the end remains a mystery 

How any wheelchair user is meant to get up this concrete ramp with steps at the end remains a mystery

These stairs look as though they have been designed to play a cruel test on whoever chooses to run down them 

These stairs look as though they have been designed to play a cruel test on whoever chooses to run down them

This sign tells drivers to give cyclists more space while inadvertently taking up the majority of the bike lane 

This sign tells drivers to give cyclists more space while inadvertently taking up the majority of the bike lane

It's a 50/50 risk: There's absolutely no way of knowing which toilet you're about to walk into from these signs 

This painted-on tunnel might look fake to a lot of people, but it still managed to catch a driver out at night 

Somebody decided to let cacti grow wildly out of the middle of these seats and now nobody can sit down 

Who thought this was a sensible idea? No parent wants their child to go to a playground with a high risk of death attached 

There might not be a fire escape staircase but there is a door in a high-rise building should you need to make a speedy escape 

If you're any taller than a toddler then this playground attraction might just be off limits to you 

What's better than relaxing on your own individual balcony? It's just a shame these ones don't happen to have floors

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