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
Community Member
5 years ago

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

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

I feel like I've arrived in Gotham.

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#3

Mahanakhon Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Mahanakhon Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Jackrit Singhanutta Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

i feel like it's giving me the middle finger

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#6

Catholic Church, Paks, Hungary

Catholic Church, Paks, Hungary

Sitkei Gábor Report

Tünde Komjáthy
Community Member
5 years ago

Sauron is that you??

Lina Bäckström de Feber
Community Member
5 years ago

I laughed til I cried over your comment! 😂

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Brigitta Zsiros
Community Member
5 years ago

Ugyanitt bojler eladó

Peitto Burrito
Community Member
5 years ago

This one looks like a castle that could be part of disneyland or something. It looks a bit evil but mostly harmless and secretly nice.

Marnie Skobalski
Community Member
5 years ago

Very vaginal

Enn Geecee
Community Member
5 years ago

Maleficent's horns are being put to good use

József Rozsnyai
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes, it’s a strange looking building, but mind that this is a church, place of God, place of worship, home of prayers. ’You may say I’m a dreamer’ but I’d like to live in a world where no human races and no religions are being bullied. There was a said and tragic time in history when jewish people and their sacral buildings, the synagogues were first bullied, then hurt, and then we know what happened… (Remember Crystal night, 1938). Please don’t hurt religious people, and their most precious buildings, the churches, synagogues, mosques,... These buildings are not the home of evil, please don’t use them for bad purposes. Peace and love for You!

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
5 years ago

I would love to believe that people will just stop judging each other for our differences. Yet they do. Every single day there is someone out there who does something evil in the name of their religion or their "God", or their Church. I believe we should all treat each other with decency and respect. Regardless of who we are, what race we are, where we live, how and who we choose to worship. If even just half the people on this planet felt this way there would probably be a lot less violence. I wish you the best my friend. May Peace, Love and Light guide your way.

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Deb Johnston
Community Member
5 years ago

I would hate to be the roofer on this job

kat lia
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like Malificent lived there.

Sheridan Edmondson
Community Member
5 years ago

The anti-Disney castle

Crazy_Xai_Facie
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like Gru's house

Scary Terri
Community Member
5 years ago

Or Scarlet Overkill!

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Suzanna Ferenczi
Community Member
5 years ago

Ancient Hungarians worshiped the elements in nature like the Sun and Moon. the icons are together with the cross on this building.

Iadora Kelley
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like what the Catholic Church has done to human sexuality!

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
5 years ago

I like it, I'd love to see inside.

Andy Dormer
Community Member
5 years ago

"So arch-bishop, I got a great deal on roof tiles but the stone walls are gonna cost a fortune. How do you want to play this?"

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
5 years ago

This place looks like it should be in a Tim Burton movie.

DeadStillPretty
Community Member
5 years ago

Wait...this is a CHURCH?

Pati Whitcomb
Community Member
5 years ago

Sorry, but I don't think this is the church for me...besides, I'm a practicing Buddhist!

Adnan Pmi
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like Batcave

| TheArtAddict |
Community Member
5 years ago

Perfect for Maleficent!

Stephen Branch
Community Member
5 years ago

Pure sex! On its head.

Miklós Szabó
Community Member
5 years ago

Do not judge anyone/anything that fast from a blurry photo. It is not that intimidating when you stand in front of it. This is how it looks inside: https://www.google.hu/search?q=paks+templom&rlz=1CDGOYI_enHU631HU631&hl=hu&prmd=imvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjejeGxzKnRAhVKbBoKHa8wBMgQ_AUIBygB&biw=320&bih=492#imgdii=CzsN5OuAeEyUEM%3A%3BZvnuBBTZPgijLM%3A%3BZvnuBBTZPgijLM%3A&imgrc=ZvnuBBTZPgijLM%3A

Steven Meyer
Community Member
5 years ago

looks like Darth Vader's summer retreat!

Marioara Popescu
Community Member
5 years ago

I always appreciate vaginas in architecture.

Melinda Szekeres
Community Member
5 years ago

The only living, organic architecture... Odd one out in this list

Mary Jane Petersen
Community Member
5 years ago

Paint it Purple!

Rachael Pollard
Community Member
5 years ago

And so the Gods retired to this remote domain to decide.......

Karena
Community Member
5 years ago

It's very...uh...Georgia O'Keeffe.

Lloyd Gustafson
Community Member
5 years ago

thought I was watching"Frozen"

Audrey La Jeunesse
Community Member
5 years ago

It looks kinda like a guy stretching for the moon and the sun!

Carmen Desrosiers
Community Member
5 years ago

I thought you were going to choose the """Palace""" where the Hungarian police's headquarters take place.

Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
5 years ago

Dark Lord Sauron

Cathy Binder
Community Member
5 years ago

that's not evil. that's cute.

Marie-claude Favier
Community Member
5 years ago

Cute!!???

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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
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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

Bella
Community Member
5 years ago

the addams family

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#12

Dc Tower I, Vienna, Austria

Dc Tower I, Vienna, Austria

imgur.com Report

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

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

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

This building does all sorts of cool lighting designs fc07b762d7...654298.jpg fc07b762d7c7660535f17ca9883f45307183b39b-586bb8d654298.jpg

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#14

Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

Daniel Williams Report

Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
5 years ago

^o^

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#15

The Maze Tower, Dubai, UAE

The Maze Tower, Dubai, UAE

citymetric.com Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

Pac Man anybody??

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#16

Expiatori Del Sagrat Cor, Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain

Expiatori Del Sagrat Cor, Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain

amoschapplephoto , Adrián Pino Report

Wolfer Unigues
Community Member
5 years ago

Spectacular!!

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#17

Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, Finland

kosmologi , Jorge Láscar Report

Sue Webster
Community Member
5 years ago

I sang in there.

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#18

Oakley Headquarters, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, USA

Oakley Headquarters, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, USA

Ed McGowan Report

Sandy Lopiccolo
Community Member
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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

JillVille Child Care
Community Member
5 years ago

James Bond was here, I just know it.

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#21

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

AndersenFC , Aziz J.Hayat Report

Peitto Burrito
Community Member
5 years ago

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

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

Perfect timing! ♥

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#23

Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

Roman Harak Report

Jan Kovář
Community Member
5 years ago

Blade Runner-like

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#24

Taipei 101 Observatory, Taipei City, Taiwan

Taipei 101 Observatory, Taipei City, Taiwan

PC_Junkie Report

Prabhasmyhero Vasanth
Community Member
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
5 years ago

strange for a wedding place.

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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

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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

Simo-Pekka Patrikainen
Community Member
5 years ago

It's the Black Marker!

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#30

Cologne Central Mosque, Cologne, Germany

Cologne Central Mosque, Cologne, Germany

chanelmuslim.com Report

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#31

Stamp House, Queensland, Australia

Stamp House, Queensland, Australia

Charles Wright Architects , greenbuild Report

Beate Zimmermann
Community Member
5 years ago

Goldfingers home?

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#32

Space Museum, Vancouver, Canada

Space Museum, Vancouver, Canada

Janusz Leszczynski Report

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
5 years ago

what's a crab having to do with space?

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#33

Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing Shi, China

Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing Shi, China

Thomas Report

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

Spikey!

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#34

Omv Borealis Refinery, On The German/Austrian Frontier

Omv Borealis Refinery, On The German/Austrian Frontier

Ian Allen Report

Arty
Community Member
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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

Anshul Nautiyal
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like a big CPU

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#38

Ilinden, Krushevo, Macedonia

Ilinden, Krushevo, Macedonia

jan kempenaers , Flyfifer Photography Report

Ursula Elvegard
Community Member
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like batman's head.

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#41

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

Carlos Vieira Follow , Fani Torres Report

Beate Zimmermann
Community Member
5 years ago

The spider is creepy.

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#42

Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England

Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England

devonvisitor , Darrell Godliman Report

Alenn F
Community Member
5 years ago

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

Elizabeth Cartony-Wiley
Community Member
5 years ago

I can hear it transforming into an autobot!

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#44

Mcdonald's, Roswell, New Mexico, USA

Mcdonald's, Roswell, New Mexico, USA

imgur Report

Cat Meow
Community Member
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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

Alex Pe
Community Member
5 years ago

Cue the Imperial March...

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#48

College Life Insurance Company Headquarters, Indianapolis, USA

College Life Insurance Company Headquarters, Indianapolis, USA

Jimmy Baikovicius Report

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

Copy-paste.

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#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
5 years ago

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

Onur Günönü
Community Member
5 years ago

Kkk headquarter.

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#51

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Andrei Robu - RoSonic.photos , Sven Scho Report

Cathrine Simone
Community Member
5 years ago

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

Miklós Nagy
Community Member
5 years ago

It can't be that bad if it looks like a beer opener.

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#53

Lyon Airport Train Station, Lyon, France

Lyon Airport Train Station, Lyon, France

Vasily Baburov Report

Onur Günönü
Community Member
5 years ago

Antman

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#54

Beekman Tower, New York City, USA

Beekman Tower, New York City, USA

José Rodrigues , Shabdro Photo Report

Michele Aka-Mimi
Community Member
5 years ago

Creepy

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#55

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China

worldarchitecture , Candy Shirey Report

Chiranjeev Sharma
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like snail is gonna come out soon :P

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#56

Italian Fire Station, Margreid, Italy

Italian Fire Station, Margreid, Italy

Bergmeister Wolf Architekten Report

Cat Meow
Community Member
5 years ago

Hail Hydra

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#57

Cathedral Of The Northern Lights, Alta, Norway

Cathedral Of The Northern Lights, Alta, Norway

Adam Mørk Report

Elizabeth Rockefeller
Community Member
5 years ago

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

A UFO landing.

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#59

Museum Of Modern Art, Niterói, Brazil

Museum Of Modern Art, Niterói, Brazil

Sam.Seyffert Report

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
4 years ago

A UFO getting ready to take off!

#60

Brattvåg Church, Norway

Brattvåg Church, Norway

pianobutter Report

Elizabeth Rockefeller
Community Member
5 years ago

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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#61

Sathorn Unique Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Sathorn Unique Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Benjamin Wießner aka kleiner hobbit , Earth-Bound Misfit, I Report

Vojtěch Mareš
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like Galactic Senate from Star Wars

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#62

Aluminium Centrum, Nieuwegein, Netherlands

Aluminium Centrum, Nieuwegein, Netherlands