In cinema, the “villain’s lair” is a key location. Popularized by the globally successful James Bond franchise, it’s a place that is outlandish and spectacular, where evil resides, and where the hero faces their ultimate test. And yet, while forbidding and often threatening, the villain’s lair is also often beguiling, attractive, even aspirational. Architecturally, these abodes are often dazzling evocations of style, reflective of the refined tastes and (megalomaniacal) drives of the twisted occupants. LAIR, the first title in the Lives of the Supervillains series, is a celebration and exploration the most iconic and vivid villains’ lairs in cinema. Particular attention is paid to the architectural design of these structures and their links to real world examples. Incisive commentary about the design is provided by internationally acclaimed architect Chad Oppenheim. From futuristic dwellings to deathtrap-laden hives, pop culture and architecture collide in this curated collection of drawings, photographs, and essays, providing an enchanting visual tour of some of the most iconic settings in cinematic history, which have captured the imagination of millions worldwide. LAIR includes stunning examples of villainous residences from films such as: Star Wars, The Spy Who Loved Me, Dr Strangelove, The Incredibles, Ex Machina, Blade Runner, You Only Live Twice, Despicable Me, and Austin Powers.