Sometimes you have to wonder if architects secretly want to take over the world. Maybe it’s the planes of black-tinted glass, the jutting angles, or the sweeping archways that differentiate a “headquarters” and a “compound” but sometimes you look at a building and it just plain gives you the WILLIES. Over on reddit’s r/evilbuildings they are dedicated to archiving and collecting each and every nefarious shelter mankind was twisted enough to erect, this is but a mere sampling of their findings.
France’s Polygone Riviera
Big frère is watching you.
MahaNakhon Tower in Bangkok
The corruption is spreading.
Art Nouveau House in Brussels, Belgium
Parties here are BYOB: Bring Your Own Blood.
The University of Toronto’s Robarts Library
Didn’t the Power Rangers pilot one of these in 2002?
The Tommorow Square Building in Shanghai
You may fire the laser when ready, Overlord Gorlox!
Saint Petersburg’s infamous “Fort Plauge” in Russia
This was actually a government germ warfare facility, that’s spooky.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Centre
The eye of Sauron got a makeover for the digital age.
This Swedish ISP’s office in a granite atomic bomb shelter
Now THAT’S what protecting your data looks like.
The Max Planck Research Institute for Experimental Medicine in Berlin, Germany
When you’re a medical facility but you have to engage in navel warfare at 7.
Philadelphia City Hall
You know Ben Franklin’s ghost is throwing crazy parties in there.
Italian Fire Station, or Hydra Headquarters?
Style, Sex, Safety.
The Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor in Barcelona
Pictured: Jesus of Nazareth telling a bunch of Demons to chill the fuck out.
Reiyukai Shakaden Temple, Tokyo
Who knew that the Galactic Empire was into new-age Bhuddism?
Al Tijaria Tower in Kuwait City
This will come in handy when we have to sacrifice a giant virgin to a volcano.
Velasca Tower, Milan
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, but real.