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LAIR: Why do Bad Guys Live in Cool Houses?

Rendezvous Info

Tickets: $35 (includes cocktail) Members of the Inner Circle: SPY and NBM Members: $25 (includes cocktail) Buy Tickets Join Today

Briefing

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. To participate, register here. 

For NBM member tickets, email: soltmans@spymuseum.org

Co-sponsored by the National Building Museum

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