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LAIR: Why Do Bad Guys Live in Cool Houses?

January 22, 2020
Starting: 06:30 PM

How do you know if you’re a villain? You think building on the sea floor or at the bottom of a volcano sounds good…really good. This evening, celebrate the unreal real estate that classic spy villains call HQ. What goes into planning a place where evil plotters can freely plot?

Innovative architect Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture + Design, took on this question in his new book Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains. Oppenheim will discuss the design influences and impact of these stunning, sophisticated, envy-inducing expressions of the warped drives and desires of their occupants. But first, enjoy a cocktail fit for Blofeld, view the diabolical dioramas entered in our mini-lair competition, and explore how to escape should a rogue restrain you with zip ties while powering up a laser!

Books will be for sale and signing at the event. Feeling crafty? Enter our diabolical diorama mini-lair contest. 

Co-sponsored by the National Building Museum. Ticket price includes cocktail.

Event Location

International Spy Museum
700 L'Enfant Plaza SW,
Washington, DC 20024
Southwest & The Wharf


(202) 654-0940 or aohlke () spymuseum ! org

Admission: $35


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