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

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

It looks like Captain America and Iron Man fought here ^^

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#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

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Bella
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i feel like it's giving me the middle finger

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#7

Former Research Institute For Experimental Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Former Research Institute For Experimental Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Barrie Leach Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Enn Geecee
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Excuse me, this is the Batcave. How DARE you.

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#9

Maison St Cyr, Brussels, Belgium

Maison St Cyr, Brussels, Belgium

Andrew Peter Martin , Philippe GHESQUIERE-DIERICKX Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At 4 meters wide, this residence is breathtaking! I'd love to live here

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#10

Fort Alexander (Plague Fort), Saint Petersburg, Russia

Fort Alexander (Plague Fort), Saint Petersburg, Russia

flappytowel Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

#12

Dc Tower I, Vienna, Austria

Dc Tower I, Vienna, Austria

imgur.com Report

Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

#17

Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, Finland

kosmologi , Jorge Láscar Report

#18

Oakley Headquarters, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, USA

Oakley Headquarters, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, USA

Ed McGowan Report

Sandy Lopiccolo
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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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#20

Aiguille Du Midi, French Alps

Aiguille Du Midi, French Alps

Frank Mulliez , Nick Chamnong Report

#21

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

AndersenFC , Aziz J.Hayat Report

Peitto Burrito
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

#23

Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

Roman Harak Report

#24

Taipei 101 Observatory, Taipei City, Taiwan

Taipei 101 Observatory, Taipei City, Taiwan

PC_Junkie Report

Prabhasmyhero Vasanth
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

from where i thought it ends, it starts! (scrolling from the bottom)

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#25

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Sandro Bisaro , wakiiii Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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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#26

Wedding Palace, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Wedding Palace, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Dan Lundberg Report

#27

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

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

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects , Jon Viscott Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Jessica
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is funny because it's actually true!!!

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#29

Al Tijaria Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Al Tijaria Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait

usabin Report

#30

Cologne Central Mosque, Cologne, Germany

Cologne Central Mosque, Cologne, Germany

chanelmuslim.com Report

Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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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#32

Space Museum, Vancouver, Canada

Space Museum, Vancouver, Canada

Janusz Leszczynski Report

#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

Arty
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Full Name
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Anna von 30sto50s
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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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#37

Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Seed Bank), Spitsbergen, Norway

Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Seed Bank), Spitsbergen, Norway

Global Crop Diversity Trust Report

#38

Ilinden, Krushevo, Macedonia

Ilinden, Krushevo, Macedonia

jan kempenaers , Flyfifer Photography Report

Ursula Elvegard
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, it reminds me of old music videos... AND old Windows bugs....

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#40

At&t Building, Nashville, Tennessee, Usa

At&t Building, Nashville, Tennessee, Usa

imgur Report

#41

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

Carlos Vieira Follow , Fani Torres Report

#42

Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England

Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England

devonvisitor , Darrell Godliman Report

Alenn F
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i think i have never seen an uglier building xD

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#43

Jimbocho Theater, Tokyo, Japan

Jimbocho Theater, Tokyo, Japan

Nikken Sekkei Report

#44

Mcdonald's, Roswell, New Mexico, USA

Mcdonald's, Roswell, New Mexico, USA

imgur Report

Cat Meow
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does the spaceship fly off once enough humans are inside?

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#45

Graz Art Museum, Graz, Austria

Graz Art Museum, Graz, Austria

Teillu , Reinhold Divitschek Report

Adisa Diamusk
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It also makes sound depending on a wind, sounds like giant seashell

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#46

Geisel Library, La Jolla, California, USA

Geisel Library, La Jolla, California, USA

O Palsson Report

Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

Olivia W
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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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#50

Church Of St. Giovanni Bono, Milan, Italy

Church Of St. Giovanni Bono, Milan, Italy

Il Conte Photography Report

#51

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Andrei Robu - RoSonic.photos , Sven Scho Report

Cathrine Simone
Community Member
6 years ago Created 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

#53

Lyon Airport Train Station, Lyon, France

Lyon Airport Train Station, Lyon, France

Vasily Baburov Report

#55

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China

worldarchitecture , Candy Shirey Report

See Also on Bored Panda
#57

Cathedral Of The Northern Lights, Alta, Norway

Cathedral Of The Northern Lights, Alta, Norway

Adam Mørk Report

Elizabeth Rockefeller
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Definitely channels it's name sake in its construction. I really like it.

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#58

The Queen Sofía Palace Of The Arts, Valencia, Spain

The Queen Sofía Palace Of The Arts, Valencia, Spain

Niklas Bayrle Report

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017