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Are you an evil supervillain? Are you looking for a new lair? Then check out this list of diabolical-looking buildings for some seriously sinister inspiration. They might look like dodgy dens from a James Bond movie, but they're actually a bunch of awesomely creative, non-nefarious structures from around the world. Compiled by Bored Panda, and greatly inspired by /r/evilbuildings, the list contains everything from a dancing house in Prague and a train station in Lyon to a congress centre in Hangzhou and a research institute in Berlin. You're sure to find some great design ideas, even if you're not a scheming supervillain. Don't forget to vote for the best!

#1

Buzludzha, Bulgaria

Buzludzha, Bulgaria

Nikon Morris , KamrenB Photography Report

#2

Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, USA

Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, USA

James Losey Report

#3

Mahanakhon Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Mahanakhon Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Jackrit Singhanutta Report

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The building's "pixelated" appearance gives the impression like it's falling apart

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#4

Polygone Riviera, France

Polygone Riviera, France

polygone-riviera.fr , dominique andré Report

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This building is located in a open air French mall, divided into four districts (Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Premium, and The Designer Gallery). The 22 meter (72 ft.) building itself is titled “Guetteur” which translated to English means "the lookout".

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#5

Riverside Museum, Glasgow, UK

Riverside Museum, Glasgow, UK

Targn Pleiades Report

#7

Former Research Institute For Experimental Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Former Research Institute For Experimental Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Barrie Leach Report

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If there were ever a place to do medicinal experiments.... this would be it. WOW!

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#8

Bahnhof Office Built Into A Former Anti-Atomic Shelter, Stockholm, Sweden

Bahnhof Office Built Into A Former Anti-Atomic Shelter, Stockholm, Sweden

Albert France-Lanord (A)rchitects Report

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#9

Maison St Cyr, Brussels, Belgium

Maison St Cyr, Brussels, Belgium

Andrew Peter Martin , Philippe GHESQUIERE-DIERICKX Report

#10

Fort Alexander (Plague Fort), Saint Petersburg, Russia

Fort Alexander (Plague Fort), Saint Petersburg, Russia

flappytowel Report

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everything about this place is sort of creepy. From a stable for laboratory horses to the cremation facility for lab animals, for about 20 years, this place was a research facility for the Plague and other bacterial diseases (hence the name). And even a couple of deaths of two people doing that research.

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#11

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, Clermont-Ferrand, France

commons.wikimedia.org Report

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#12

Dc Tower I, Vienna, Austria

Dc Tower I, Vienna, Austria

imgur.com Report

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Daria B
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would be cool if it could actually change shape, as it looks like it's able to do so.

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#13

The National Library Of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus

The National Library Of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus

acornsoftware , ctv Report

#16

Expiatori Del Sagrat Cor, Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain

Expiatori Del Sagrat Cor, Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain

amoschapplephoto , Adrián Pino Report

#18

Oakley Headquarters, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, USA

Oakley Headquarters, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, USA

Ed McGowan Report

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Sandy Lopiccolo
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is is literally 2 miles from my house. It has a basketball court and the section of floor from Michael Jordan's last shot in his last. Game. Amazing place.

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#19

Basque Health Department Headquarters In Bilbao, Spain

Basque Health Department Headquarters In Bilbao, Spain

ALEIX BAGUÉ Report

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Daria B
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one survived some battles involving ice and cristal element attacks....

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#21

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

AndersenFC , Aziz J.Hayat Report

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have to say that this one doesn't look like a pretty building, at least from up above. But it's big and shiny, works for supervillains for sure.

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#22

Ostankino Broadcast Tower, Moscow, Russia

Ostankino Broadcast Tower, Moscow, Russia

Denis Murin Report

#24

Taipei 101 Observatory, Taipei City, Taiwan

Taipei 101 Observatory, Taipei City, Taiwan

PC_Junkie Report

#25

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Sandro Bisaro , wakiiii Report

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It was originally designed as a Capsule Hotel to provide economical housing for businessmen working late in central Tokyo during the week. The one-man-room capsule, a modified (4 x 2.5 meter) shipping container, has one circular window, a built-in bed and bathroom unit. It also has a TV, radio and alarm clock

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#27

Pacific Design Center, Red Building, Hollywood, California, USA

Pacific Design Center, Red Building, Hollywood, California, USA

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects , Jon Viscott Report

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is also 2 other buildings there. One is BRIGHT green and the other is bright blue

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#28

The Bank Of America Center, Houston, USA

The Bank Of America Center, Houston, USA

Mabry Campbell Follow Report

#30

Cologne Central Mosque, Cologne, Germany

Cologne Central Mosque, Cologne, Germany

chanelmuslim.com Report

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Daria B
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one looks like something I can reduce to a compact size and put in my pocket.

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#33

Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing Shi, China

Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing Shi, China

Thomas Report

#34

Omv Borealis Refinery, On The German/Austrian Frontier

Omv Borealis Refinery, On The German/Austrian Frontier

Ian Allen Report

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Arty
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it's a refinery! do you ever see a beautiful and peaceful refinery??

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#35

Science And Technology Centre, Pyongyang, North Korea

Science And Technology Centre, Pyongyang, North Korea

Reuters Report

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like it's straight out of a 1950's science video you'd have to watch at school.

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#36

Kafka Castle, Sant Pere De Ribes, Barcelona, Spain

Kafka Castle, Sant Pere De Ribes, Barcelona, Spain

archdaily Report

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Anna von 30sto50s
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it! This looks like out of Kafkas mind, like he painted his dreams and fears.

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#38

Ilinden, Krushevo, Macedonia

Ilinden, Krushevo, Macedonia

jan kempenaers , Flyfifer Photography Report

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Ursula Elvegard
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seeing the stained glass window made it immediately more interesting to me.

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#39

The United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, USA

The United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, USA

Dave Soldano Report

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#42

Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England

Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England

devonvisitor , Darrell Godliman Report

#44

Mcdonald's, Roswell, New Mexico, USA

Mcdonald's, Roswell, New Mexico, USA

imgur Report

#45

Graz Art Museum, Graz, Austria

Graz Art Museum, Graz, Austria

Teillu , Reinhold Divitschek Report

#46

Geisel Library, La Jolla, California, USA

Geisel Library, La Jolla, California, USA

O Palsson Report

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Daria B
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With different colours, this could look like a flower. Maybe this villain here is a sophisticated one.

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#47

Reiyukai Shakaden Temple, Tokyo, Japan

Reiyukai Shakaden Temple, Tokyo, Japan

L. Felipe Castro , Berni Andrew Report

#48

College Life Insurance Company Headquarters, Indianapolis, USA

College Life Insurance Company Headquarters, Indianapolis, USA

Jimmy Baikovicius Report

#49

Rio De Janeiro Cathedral, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio De Janeiro Cathedral, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Cyro A. Silva , PROMaria_Globetrotter Report

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The second picture looks like you'd find it Las Vegas, with the pink lights!

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#51

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Andrei Robu - RoSonic.photos , Sven Scho Report

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It was actually built as an attraction for the Brussels 1958 Worlds Fair, *The Expo 58*. I've visited this place a few years back, and it certainly feels a lot like a ride, going up & up the escalators to get the spheres that were open for visits. :)

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#52

Kingdom Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Kingdom Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

omrania.com Report

#55

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China

worldarchitecture , Candy Shirey Report

#57

Cathedral Of The Northern Lights, Alta, Norway

Cathedral Of The Northern Lights, Alta, Norway

Adam Mørk Report

#59

Museum Of Modern Art, Niterói, Brazil

Museum Of Modern Art, Niterói, Brazil

Sam.Seyffert Report

#60

Brattvåg Church, Norway

Brattvåg Church, Norway

pianobutter Report

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Elizabeth Rockefeller
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like if Batman decided to have a headquarters in Norway. The top level of windows kinda looks like an eye to me.

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#62

Aluminium Centrum, Nieuwegein, Netherlands

Aluminium Centrum, Nieuwegein, Netherlands

NO/me Report

#63

Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Kansas City, USA

Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Kansas City, USA

Mike Day Report

#64

Hangzhou Congress Center, China

Hangzhou Congress Center, China

Peter Ruge Architekten Report

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very lovely and tasteful--nothing evil. Even the food is top drawer!

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#67

King Abdulaziz Center For World Culture, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz Center For World Culture, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

lordk2022 Report

#68

Parc Du Futuroscope, Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France

Parc Du Futuroscope, Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France

Laurie Dupuis Report

#69

The Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum, Brenner Pass, Italy

The Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum, Brenner Pass, Italy

amusingplanet Report

#70

Lycée Sainte Marie-lyon, La Verpillière, France

Lycée Sainte Marie-lyon, La Verpillière, France

Il Conte Photography Report

#71

Niagara Mohawk Building, Syracuse, New York, USA

Niagara Mohawk Building, Syracuse, New York, USA

Trevor , Brian Eden Report

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#72

Fang Yuan Building, Shenyang, China

Fang Yuan Building, Shenyang, China

imgur Report

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Erin Zelnio
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does this have anything to do with currency regulation in China? Because that really looks like an old fashioned Chinese coin.

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#73

South Australian Health And Medical Research Institute, Adelaide Sa, Australia

South Australian Health And Medical Research Institute, Adelaide Sa, Australia

modlar Report

#74

The Palace Of Peace And Reconciliation, Astana, Kazakhstan

The Palace Of Peace And Reconciliation, Astana, Kazakhstan

Eric Lafforgue Report

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's funny that this item made this list... when pyramids and that thing in front of the Louvre are beautiful... Lol.. tis a strange set of opinions.

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#76

Hangzhou International Conference Center, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

Hangzhou International Conference Center, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

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#80

Gottfried Böhm Pilgrimage Church, Velbert, Germany

Gottfried Böhm Pilgrimage Church, Velbert, Germany

seier+seier , Marc Schneppensief Report

#81

The Cathedral Of Brasília Is The Roman Catholic Cathedral Serving Brasília, Brazil

The Cathedral Of Brasília Is The Roman Catholic Cathedral Serving Brasília, Brazil

PROSteve Evans Report

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I live next to it. Its even beautiful from the inside. But the real Supervillans are in the National Congress, witch is brazilian parlament, a few meters from Cathedral.

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#82

Winter Cabin On Top Of Mount Kanin In Slovenia

Winter Cabin On Top Of Mount Kanin In Slovenia

Reddit__PI Report

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If it didn't have those support wires, which I assume it needs due to weather, I would holiday here!

#84

Intempo Building, Benidorm, Spain

Intempo Building, Benidorm, Spain

Luis Rodriguez Report

#85

Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo International Exhibition Center, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo International Exhibition Center, Tokyo, Japan

heiwa4126 Report

#86

Tomorrow Square, Shanghai, China

Tomorrow Square, Shanghai, China

Portman Report

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