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12 Villainous-Looking Futuristic Houses
---- **Every one of these somewhat ominous-looking futuristic homes is just waiting for its big Hollywood break as the lair from which some supervillain hatches nefarious plans. In fact, some of them have already been used as filming locations, or got their inspiration directly from a sci-fi series. While most Bond-style villains might live in cliff-clinging complexes or hidden underground houses, these particular residences look a little more alien.** ---- #### **Sci-Fi Style Desert House in California** ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-desert-house-2.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-desert-house-1.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-desert-house-3.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-desert-house-4.jpg "enter image title here") Combining science fiction aesthetics with organic and sustainable materials, this home by [Kendrick Bangs Kellogg](http://luxurylaunches.com/real_estate/calling-all-fantasists-a-unique-sci-fi-style-desert-house-in-california-is-up-for-sale.php) features an exoskeleton-like stepped roof supported by 26 concrete piers. Everything about the residence is sculptural in nature, inside and out, and it’s easy to imagine it being a setting for a futuristic film. Completed in 1993 and located in Joshua Tree, it went up for sale for $3 million in 2014. ---- #### **Spaceship House by Zaha Hadid** ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-hadid-1.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-hadid-2.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-hadid-4.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceshp-hadid-3.jpg "enter image title here") Designed by [Zaha Hadid](http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/capital-hill-residence/) for supermodel Naomi Campbell’s Russian billionaire boyfriend, ‘Capital Hill Residence’ is a sculptural glass and concrete creation with a central tower looking out over the woods from the hillside. Maybe it’s a combination of the cold materials, strange layout, binocular-like tower and the Moscow setting, but this has ‘super villain’ written all over it. ---- #### **Villa Kogelhof** ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-villa-kogelhof.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-villa-kogelhof-2.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-villa-kogelhof-3.jpg "enter image title here") Set mostly underground, the only partially visible profile of Villa Kogelhof by [Paul de Ruiter](http://www.paulderuiter.nl/en/projectens/villa-kogelhof-2/) is required to blend into the landscape as part of the deal to build on a protected habitat. The entrance, parking for six cars, storage, bathroom and a workspace are all subterranean, while the floating glass box holds the living spaces. The home is self-sufficient, generating its own energy and recycling its trash. ---- #### **Spaceship Prefab by NOEM** ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-prefab.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-prefab-2.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-prefab-3.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-prefab-4.jpg "enter image title here") A client with a fondness for Star Wars wanted a home that would be quick and relatively inexpensive to construct, raised above ground level to enjoy views of his plot in central Spain. [NOEM architecture](http://www.noem.com/en/) created a polished metallic pod elevated on a metal frame and accessible via a restored airplane stairway. A futuristic wall-mounted panel controls all the functions of the house, including automatically raising and lowering shutters depending on the time of day or temperature. ---- #### **The House From Sleeper** ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-sleeper-house.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-sleeper-house-2.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-sleeper-house-3.jpg "enter image title here") Fans of Woody Allen’s 1973 sci-fi comedy Sleeper will recognize this iconic Denver house by architect Charles Deaton, built in 1963. Officially titled [‘Sculptured House,’](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sculptured_House) the retrofuturistic residence sold in 2010 to new owners who planned to give it an energy-efficient makeover and offer it up to HGTV as a setting for a reality show, though that doesn’t appear to have happened. ---- #### **Stamp House Villain Lair** ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-stamp-house.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-stamp-house-2.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-stamp-house-4.jpg "enter image title here") Set on a pond and accessible by bridge, Stamp House by [Charles Wright Architects](http://www.wrightarchitects.com.au/) would be an ideal filming location for a villain’s lair. Six wings extend over the water from a central hub, the entire thing constructed of a Brutalist-looking precast concrete. ---- #### **Dupli Casa by J. Mayer** ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-dupli-casa.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-dupli-casa-2.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-dupli-casa-3.jpg "enter image title here") The unusual footprint of J. Mayer’s [Dupli Casa](http://www.jmayerh.de/17-0-DupliCasa.html) in Germany follows the many changes and additions that were made over decades to the home that previously stood on the site. The white facade, cantilevered volumes and geometric layout give it a futuristic feel, and from some angles, it looks like an oversized yacht. ---- #### **Pyramid House** ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-pyramid-house-2.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-pyramid-house.jpg "enter image title here") @[youtube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12XlYPXlfgI&feature=youtu.be) This house by Mexican architect [Juan Carlos Ramos](http://juancarlosramos.me/2014/08/06/master-class-09-agosto-2014/) may have a highly simplistic shape, but the design is anything but basic, especially with that massive triangular glazed wall. Additional cutouts in the concrete facade let light inside, and a spiral staircase leads from the ground floor to the various upper levels of the interior. ----- #### **Star Wars House by Moon Hoon** ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-starwars-house-1.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-starwars-house-2.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-sarwars-house-3.jpg "enter image title here") Loosely referencing the sci-fi series for which it was named, the Star Wars house by Korean architect [Moon Hoon](http://www.moonhoon.com/) is characterized by its irregular vertical shape as well as geometric cut-outs and beveled grooves in its concrete facade. The design was inspired by the client’s unrealized childhood dream to become an astronaut. The architect describes the top level as “a place high up that could be a control room for the future Darth Vader or a Jedi.” ---- #### **Toda House by Kimihiko Okada** ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-toda-house.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-toda-house-2.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-toda-house-3.jpg "enter image title here") Stilts enable this curvilinear home in Hiroshima by [Kimihiko Okada](http://www.ookd.jp/) to take full advantage of its location adjacent to the sea. Not only does this layout raise the living spaces above neighboring homes so they can look out over the city and the surrounding landscape, it also frees up the ground so the inhabitants can enjoy having a yard despite the small plot. The glass-enclosed living spaces spiral around a central void. ---- #### **Juju Cocoon House by Planning Korea** ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-jeju.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-jeju-2.jpg "enter image title here") ![enter image description here](http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/spaceship-jeju-3.jpg "enter image title here") Envisioned as a sort of cocoon nestled among volcanic tophography, [Jeju Cocoon House](http://planningkorea.com/) by Seoul-based architects Planning Korea looks out-of-this-world from the outside, but its interior feels soft and warm thanks to lots of wood. An egg-shaped element is flanked by a pair of cubic volumes, one featuring a mid-level terrace swimming pool and an expansive green roof. ----
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I like the Juju Cocoon design :)