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
4 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
4 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

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Same here. Reshaping building. If only... ♥

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#4

Polygone Riviera, France

Polygone Riviera, France

polygone-riviera.fr , dominique andré Report

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! what's inside?

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#5

Riverside Museum, Glasgow, UK

Riverside Museum, Glasgow, UK

Targn Pleiades Report

Emre
Community Member
4 years ago

feels like it's gonna explode and we'll all die from radiation :)

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#6

Catholic Church, Paks, Hungary

Catholic Church, Paks, Hungary

Sitkei Gábor Report

Peitto Burrito
Community Member
4 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.

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#7

Former Research Institute For Experimental Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Former Research Institute For Experimental Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Barrie Leach Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Even the caption sounds kinda "evil"... @_@

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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

Aurelia Grey
Community Member
4 years ago

Where's 007's office?

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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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

This one has a face on top.

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#15

The Maze Tower, Dubai, UAE

The Maze Tower, Dubai, UAE

citymetric.com Report

Emre
Community Member
4 years ago

perfect place for parkour

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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
4 years ago

Spectacular!!

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#17

Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, Finland

kosmologi , Jorge Láscar Report

Răzvan Avătăjiței
Community Member
4 years ago

Now that's a church i would go to.

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#18

Oakley Headquarters, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, USA

Oakley Headquarters, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, USA

Ed McGowan Report

Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like something from Game of Thrones.

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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
4 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

Anurag Parvekar
Community Member
4 years ago

Rainbow Six....!

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#21

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

AndersenFC , Aziz J.Hayat Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a giant fishlike monster attacked the city.

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#22

Ostankino Broadcast Tower, Moscow, Russia

Ostankino Broadcast Tower, Moscow, Russia

Denis Murin Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 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
4 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

Enn Geecee
Community Member
4 years ago

(Sauron holidays here)

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#25

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Sandro Bisaro , wakiiii Report

Kimberley Harrison
Community Member
4 years ago

do people live in these?? wtf?

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#26

Wedding Palace, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Wedding Palace, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Dan Lundberg Report

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 years ago

Goldfingers home?

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#32

Space Museum, Vancouver, Canada

Space Museum, Vancouver, Canada

Janusz Leszczynski Report

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 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
4 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
4 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

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! This gives me reasons to wanting to visit there! Such a paradox, though... To me N. Korea is so near, yet so far away due to its limited accessibility.

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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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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

Emre
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow. It even has devil horns...

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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

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

The building is peeling off!

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#42

Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England

Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England

devonvisitor , Darrell Godliman Report

Sandevil Sandhya
Community Member
4 years ago

if its yellow, then it's definitely Minion's base

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#43

Jimbocho Theater, Tokyo, Japan

Jimbocho Theater, Tokyo, Japan

Nikken Sekkei Report

Elizabeth Cartony-Wiley
Community Member
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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

Emre
Community Member
4 years ago

seems kinda artistic

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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
4 years ago

Kkk headquarter.

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#51

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Andrei Robu - RoSonic.photos , Sven Scho Report

Michele Aka-Mimi
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a futuristic ride

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#52

Kingdom Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Kingdom Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

omrania.com Report

Brandon Germer
Community Member
4 years ago

Sauron's eye should be in there

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#53

Lyon Airport Train Station, Lyon, France

Lyon Airport Train Station, Lyon, France

Vasily Baburov Report

Crystllee
Community Member
4 years ago

Kinda reminds me of Voltron's head...

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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
4 years ago

Creepy

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#55

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China

worldarchitecture , Candy Shirey Report

Michele Aka-Mimi
Community Member
4 years ago

Giant bead

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#56

Italian Fire Station, Margreid, Italy

Italian Fire Station, Margreid, Italy

Bergmeister Wolf Architekten Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Keroro's basement.

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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
4 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

Marshall Davies
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a huge, stylised helmet side on...

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#59

Museum Of Modern Art, Niterói, Brazil

Museum Of Modern Art, Niterói, Brazil

Sam.Seyffert Report

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
3 years ago

A UFO getting ready to take off!

#60

Brattvåg Church, Norway

Brattvåg Church, Norway

pianobutter Report

Elizabeth Rockefeller
Community Member
4 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

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Not one for Trypophobia.

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#62

Aluminium Centrum, Nieuwegein, Netherlands

Aluminium Centrum, Nieuwegein, Netherlands

NO/me Report

Yves Vaillant
Community Member
4 years ago

Houten, The Netherlands, NOT Nieuwegein!

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#63

Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Kansas City, USA

Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Kansas City, USA

Mike Day Report

Kathryn Borrow
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice

#64

Hangzhou Congress Center, China

Hangzhou Congress Center, China

Peter Ruge Architekten Report

Anna Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

Anyone thinking end of Indiana Jones and kingdom of the crystal skull??

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#65

Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou, China

Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou, China

cestovani.idnes Report

Michele Aka-Mimi
Community Member
4 years ago

Giant slinky

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#66

F&F Tower, Panama City, Panama

F&F Tower, Panama City, Panama

Mariordo Report

Elizabeth Rockefeller
Community Member
4 years ago

It looks like it's giving a thumbs up!

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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

rakuninaru
Community Member
4 years ago

Is it a building? :o

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#68

Parc Du Futuroscope, Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France

Parc Du Futuroscope, Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France

Laurie Dupuis Report

Gavyn Sortor
Community Member
1 year ago

it died

#69

The Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum, Brenner Pass, Italy

The Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum, Brenner Pass, Italy

amusingplanet Report

Marcus Stützel
Community Member
4 years ago

Hoth

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#70

Lycée Sainte Marie-lyon, La Verpillière, France

Lycée Sainte Marie-lyon, La Verpillière, France

Il Conte Photography Report

kat lia
Community Member
4 years ago

hitler still lurk in this building.

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