Eric Vekeman from Belgium applied for a garage permit, but it was rejected by the city council. What he did right after was just plain genius.
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After Eric’s restaurant was shut down, he decided to convert the old food shop into a residential garage. But because the townscape has to be preserved, his plan wasn’t approved.
So what he did was he built the window to look like a regular shop’s window from the outside. It’s just so clever that you’d probably say, why didn’t I think of that before?