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** Considering that the Hermitage is part of the Winter Palace, it would probably qualify as a Crowning Building of Awesome, if there were such an entry.

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* ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'' takes place almost entirely inside the seemingly ordinary (and actually not at all ordinary) office building where Stanley works.


* ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon'' takes place almost entirely in the Student Council room. It's rare to even see the hallways or the school itself.

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* ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon'' ''LightNovel/StudentCouncilsDiscretion'' takes place almost entirely in the Student Council room. It's rare to even see the hallways or the school itself.

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* ''VideoGame/ShiningInTheDarkness'': While you do make occasional stops at the royal castle and the nearby village, all the action takes place in the Labyrinth of the Ancients.


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* The anime ''Anime/AndroidAnnouncerMaico2010'' has everything take place inside a radio station. (This is not true in the manga ''Maico 2010'' on which it was based.)
* The vast majority of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Hueco Mundo arc takes place in one massive building called Las Noches. Despite atomic sized explosions [[spoiler: such as those caused by Ichigo's Hollow and Ulquiorra's Segunda Espada form]], barely any of the structure is even scathed.



* Like Hogwarts, Duel Academy in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' is a school cut off from the rest of the world. In chronological order, 3 demons were sealed away, a maniac with a KillSat tried to brainwash everyone, and the island was sent to an alternate dimension.



* The anime ''Anime/AndroidAnnouncerMaico2010'' has everything take place inside a radio station. (This is not true in the manga ''Maico 2010'' on which it was based.)
* The vast majority of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Hueco Mundo arc takes place in one massive building called Las Noches. Despite atomic sized explosions [[spoiler: such as those caused by Ichigo's Hollow and Ulquiorra's Segunda Espada form]], barely any of the structure is even scathed.



* Like Hogwarts, Duel Academy in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' is a school cut off from the rest of the world. In chronological order, 3 demons were sealed away, a maniac with a KillSat tried to brainwash everyone, and the island was sent to an alternate dimension.



* The same can be said for [[ComicBook/TheAvengers the Avengers']] mansion and Stark Tower.



* ComicBook/DoctorStrange's mansion also acts as this and is an example of GeniusLoci since it's at least somewhat alive.



* The same can be said for [[ComicBook/TheAvengers the Avengers']] mansion and Stark tower.
* ComicBook/DoctorStrange's mansion also acts as this and is an example of GeniusLoci since it's at least somewhat alive.



* Clamp Centre in ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'' is some kind of souped-up, all-purpose commercial district. Even the relative size of the building changes from scene to scene. (Check out the clouds outside of Daniel Clamp's office.)
-->'''WebVideo/MikeJ:''' So, they do architecture, food, TV broadcasting; of ''course'' the Clamp Building is home to a genetics lab (which looks shockingly like a children's daycare)!
* ''Film/RearWindow'' takes place entirely within one tenement building, with all the action either taking place in, or being observed from, a single apartment. ''Film/{{Rope}}'' likewise is filmed in real time in one apartment, and ''Film/{{Lifeboat}}'' takes place in a lifeboat. All Hitchcock films.



* ''Film/LogansRun'' is implied to take place AfterTheEnd. All of mankind lives in giant domes full to bursting with all that one could want, all set to synthesizer music. But there's darkness in paradise...
* The house of ''Film/PanicRoom''.
* ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'': Except for the opening and closing scenes in the courtroom itself, never leaves the jury room.
* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' mostly takes place inside the warehouse.

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* ''Film/LogansRun'' is implied to take place AfterTheEnd. All of mankind lives in giant domes full to bursting with all that one could want, all set to synthesizer music. But there's darkness in paradise...
* The house of ''Film/PanicRoom''.
* ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'': Except for the opening and closing scenes in the courtroom itself, never leaves the jury room.
* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' mostly
''Film/CrimsonTide'' takes place almost entirely inside the warehouse.a single nuclear submarine.



* There are only two rooms in ''Film/TheRoom'' and the roof.
* ''Russian Ark'', a two hour film completely inside the Russian State Hermitage Museum. In real time with a vengance, as the film was made in one, uncut, shot. "2000 Actors. 300 years of Russian History. 33 Rooms at the Hermitage Museum. 3 Live Orchestras. 1 Single Continuous Shot."
** Considering that the Hermitage is part of the Winter Palace, it would probably qualify as a Crowning Building of Awesome, if there were such an entry.
* ''Film/RaiseTheRedLantern'' takes place entirely within one Chinese estate, but still gets an entry in SceneryPorn. Not a bad accomplishment by Creator/ZhangYimou, to say the least. Despite the obvious differences in the works, comparisons to ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'' seem interestingly appropriate at times.
* ''Film/TheManFromEarth'' takes place in one room, and a few short scenes in front of the house.
* ''Film/CrimsonTide'' takes place almost entirely inside a single nuclear submarine.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfYes'': Takes place within the confines of the eponymous house.



* Apart from the prologue, ''Film/TigerHouse'' takes entirely inside Mark's family home or its grounds.
* The action in ''Film/TheNotoriousDaughterOfFannyHill'' never moves out of Kissey's luxurious boudoir and salon where she entertains her clients.

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* Apart Clamp Centre in ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'' is some kind of souped-up, all-purpose commercial district. Even the relative size of the building changes from scene to scene. (Check out the prologue, ''Film/TigerHouse'' takes entirely inside Mark's family clouds outside of Daniel Clamp's office.)
-->'''WebVideo/MikeJ:''' So, they do architecture, food, TV broadcasting; of ''course'' the Clamp Building is
home or its grounds.
to a genetics lab (which looks shockingly like a children's daycare)!
* The action in ''Film/TheNotoriousDaughterOfFannyHill'' never moves out ''Film/TheHouseOfYes'': Takes place within the confines of Kissey's luxurious boudoir and salon where she entertains her clients.the eponymous house.



* ''Film/LogansRun'' is implied to take place AfterTheEnd. All of mankind lives in giant domes full to bursting with all that one could want, all set to synthesizer music. But there's darkness in paradise...
* ''Film/TheManFromEarth'' takes place in one room, and a few short scenes in front of the house.
* The action in ''Film/TheNotoriousDaughterOfFannyHill'' never moves out of Kissey's luxurious boudoir and salon where she entertains her clients.
* The house of ''Film/PanicRoom''.



* ''Film/RaiseTheRedLantern'' takes place entirely within one Chinese estate, but still gets an entry in SceneryPorn. Not a bad accomplishment by Creator/ZhangYimou, to say the least. Despite the obvious differences in the works, comparisons to ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'' seem interestingly appropriate at times.
* ''Film/RearWindow'' takes place entirely within one tenement building, with all the action either taking place in, or being observed from, a single apartment. ''Film/{{Rope}}'' likewise is filmed in real time in one apartment, and ''Film/{{Lifeboat}}'' takes place in a lifeboat. All Hitchcock films.
* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' mostly takes place inside the warehouse.
* There are only two rooms in ''Film/TheRoom'' and the roof.
* ''Russian Ark'', a two hour film completely inside the Russian State Hermitage Museum. In real time with a vengance, as the film was made in one, uncut, shot. "2000 Actors. 300 years of Russian History. 33 Rooms at the Hermitage Museum. 3 Live Orchestras. 1 Single Continuous Shot."
** Considering that the Hermitage is part of the Winter Palace, it would probably qualify as a Crowning Building of Awesome, if there were such an entry.



* Apart from the prologue, ''Film/TigerHouse'' takes entirely inside Mark's family home or its grounds.
* ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'': Except for the opening and closing scenes in the courtroom itself, never leaves the jury room.



* John [=DeChancie=]'s ''Literature/CastlePerilous'' series -- subverted in that inside the castle are 144,000 ''universes''.
* ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'': Gormenghast Castle, from Mervyn Peake's ''Titus Groan'' novels, blurs the line between a city and a single building.



* ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'': Gormenghast Castle, from Mervyn Peake's ''Titus Groan'' novels, blurs the line between a city and a single building.
* John [=DeChancie=]'s ''Literature/CastlePerilous'' series -- subverted in that inside the castle are 144,000 ''universes''.

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* ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'': Gormenghast Castle, from Mervyn Peake's ''Titus Groan'' novels, blurs the line between a city and a single building.
* John [=DeChancie=]'s ''Literature/CastlePerilous'' series -- subverted
Evenmore in that inside the castle are 144,000 ''universes''.James Stoddard's ''Literature/TheHighHouse''.



* Set up and subverted in ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey''. Catherine is sure that the titular building is going to be ominous and full of mystery since an ancient abbey is right out of the Gothic romances she so enjoys. She is, consequently, disappointed when it ends up being a well-lit, comfortably furnished building with every modern convenience.



* Evenmore in James Stoddard's ''Literature/TheHighHouse''.
* Set up and subverted in ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey''. Catherine is sure that the titular building is going to be ominous and full of mystery since an ancient abbey is right out of the Gothic romances she so enjoys. She is, consequently, disappointed when it ends up being a well-lit, comfortably furnished building with every modern convenience.



* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': 704 Houser, the only location to get its own spin-off show.
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' ''very'' rarely left Grace Brothers Department Store.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' didn't limit itself solely to the eponymous station, but many of the episodes were set entirely on it, in various sections.
* ''Series/BarneyMiller'''s police station. Nearly all the stories are {{Bottle Episode}}s in the dilapidated precinct, which sees hostage crises, fire, suicide attempts, Jesus ([[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Jesus]]), and [[LooksLikeJesus guys that look like Jesus]].
* Initially, the bar in ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' (probably for economic reasons). After a couple of seasons, scenes outside the bar became a regular occurrence.
* The Vecindad in ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho''.
* In ''Series/{{ER}},'' most of the action happens within the Chicago County General Hospital.



* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' Bayside High from ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' seems to contain the entire universe. A few of the kids' bedrooms were occasionally shown (always using the same redecorated set). The exception is the Max, where they often hang out after school.
* The store in ''Series/TodaysSpecial''.
* Initially, the bar in ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' (probably for economic reasons). After a couple of seasons, scenes outside the bar became a regular occurrence.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' tried to do this in its early seasons, but branched out to the rest of the galaxy when the titular station couldn't seem to provide quite enough intrigue.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' didn't limit itself solely to the eponymous station, but many of the episodes were set entirely on it, in various sections.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' for much of its run. Indeed, in the first series, they did not leave the ship once. Of course, like the above two examples, the titular ship is the size of a small city anyway (6 miles long, 5 miles high, 4 miles wide -- that adds up to a lot of interior space), although the lack of population makes that largely moot.
* ''Woops!'': The farmhouse in Fox's 1992 AfterTheEnd sitcom was more or less the center of the world. It had to be: it was the only thing left for miles around.

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' Bayside High from ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' seems to contain the entire universe. A few of the kids' bedrooms were occasionally shown (always using the same redecorated set). ''Series/GeneralHospital'': The exception is the Max, where they often hang out after school.
* The store in ''Series/TodaysSpecial''.
* Initially, the bar in ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' (probably for economic reasons). After a couple of seasons, scenes outside the bar became a regular occurrence.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' tried to do this in its early seasons, but branched out to the rest of the galaxy when the
titular station couldn't seem to provide quite enough intrigue.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' didn't limit itself solely to the eponymous station, but many
hospital was originally an example of this trope, in fact in its first few years almost all of the episodes were action was set entirely on it, in various sections.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' for much of its run. Indeed, in
the first series, they did not leave seventh floor. Eventually as money became available, character's apartments and homes were shown and the ship once. Of course, like hospital was eventually shown less and less until the above two examples, title of the titular ship is the size show become somewhat of a small city anyway (6 miles long, 5 miles high, 4 miles wide -- that adds up to a lot of interior space), misnomer, although the lack of population makes that largely moot.
* ''Woops!'': The farmhouse in Fox's 1992 AfterTheEnd sitcom was
hospital set has been used a lot more or less lately. In essence, the center show evolved from this trope to CityOfAdventure, since even now most of the world. It had to be: it was the only thing left for miles around.action remains in Port Charles.



* In ''Series/{{ER}},'' most of the action happens within the Chicago County General Hospital.
* ''Series/BarneyMiller'''s police station. Nearly all the stories are {{Bottle Episode}}s in the dilapidated precinct, which sees hostage crises, fire, suicide attempts, Jesus ([[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Jesus]]), and [[LooksLikeJesus guys that look like Jesus]].

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* In ''Series/{{ER}},'' most ''[[Series/{{JAG}} JAG Headquarters]]'' in Falls Church, Virginia has had its fair share of the action happens within the Chicago County General Hospital.
* ''Series/BarneyMiller'''s police station. Nearly all the stories are {{Bottle Episode}}s in the dilapidated precinct, which sees
hostage crises, fire, suicide attempts, Jesus ([[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Jesus]]), situations, impostors, screaming births, and [[LooksLikeJesus guys that look like Jesus]].courtroom antics (including assault of counsel and an automatic weapon fired in the courtroom).
* The bus station in ''Series/TheJohnLarroquetteShow''.



* ''Series/TheNewMonkees'' rarely left the mansion they lived in.
* The radio station in ''Series/NewsRadio''.



* The radio station in ''Series/NewsRadio''.
* The bus station in ''Series/TheJohnLarroquetteShow''.
* ''Series/GeneralHospital'': The titular hospital was originally an example of this trope, in fact in its first few years almost all of the action was set entirely on the seventh floor. Eventually as money became available, character's apartments and homes were shown and the hospital was eventually shown less and less until the title of the show become somewhat of a misnomer, although the hospital set has been used a lot more lately. In essence, the show evolved from this trope to CityOfAdventure, since even now most of the action remains in Port Charles.
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' ''very'' rarely left Grace Brothers Department Store.
* The Vecindad in ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho''.
* ''Series/TheNewMonkees'' rarely left the mansion they lived in.
* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': 704 Houser, the only location to get its own spin-off show.
* ''Series/TheRoyleFamily'', right up until "The Queen of Sheba", was set entirely in the Royles' house, and mostly in the living room.

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* The radio station in ''Series/NewsRadio''.
* The bus station in ''Series/TheJohnLarroquetteShow''.
* ''Series/GeneralHospital'': The titular hospital was originally an example
action (such as it is) of this trope, in fact in its first few years almost all ''Series/{{Nightingales}}'' never moves out of the office block, and frequently never moves out of a single room.
* Most
of the action in ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' episode "[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1963S2E5DemonWithAGlassHand Demon with a Glass Hand]]" was set entirely on filmed in the seventh floor. Eventually as money became available, character's apartments and homes were shown and Bradbury Building in Los Angeles, the hospital was eventually shown less and less until same building used as J.F. Sebastian's home in ''Film/BladeRunner''.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' for much of its run. Indeed, in
the title of first series, they did not leave the show become somewhat ship once. Of course, like the above two examples, the titular ship is the size of a misnomer, small city anyway (6 miles long, 5 miles high, 4 miles wide -- that adds up to a lot of interior space), although the hospital set has been used a lot more lately. In essence, the show evolved from this trope to CityOfAdventure, since even now most lack of the action remains in Port Charles.
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' ''very'' rarely left Grace Brothers Department Store.
* The Vecindad in ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho''.
* ''Series/TheNewMonkees'' rarely left the mansion they lived in.
* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': 704 Houser, the only location to get its own spin-off show.
* ''Series/TheRoyleFamily'', right up until "The Queen of Sheba", was set entirely in the Royles' house, and mostly in the living room.
population makes that largely moot.



* ''[[Series/{{JAG}} JAG Headquarters]]'' in Falls Church, Virginia has had its fair share of hostage situations, impostors, screaming births and courtroom antics (including assault of counsel and an automatic weapon fired in the courtroom).

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* ''[[Series/{{JAG}} JAG Headquarters]]'' in Falls Church, Virginia has had its fair share ''Series/TheRoyleFamily'', right up until "The Queen of hostage situations, impostors, screaming births and courtroom antics (including assault of counsel and an automatic weapon fired Sheba", was set entirely in the courtroom).Royles' house, and mostly in the living room.
* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' Bayside High from ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' seems to contain the entire universe. A few of the kids' bedrooms were occasionally shown (always using the same redecorated set). The exception is the Max, where they often hang out after school.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' tried to do this in its early seasons, but branched out to the rest of the galaxy when the titular station couldn't seem to provide quite enough intrigue.



* Most of the action in ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' episode "[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1963S2E5DemonWithAGlassHand Demon with a Glass Hand]]" was filmed in the Bradbury Building in Los Angeles, the same building used as J.F. Sebastian's home in ''Film/BladeRunner''.
* The action (such as it is) of ''Series/{{Nightingales}}'' never moves out of the office block, and frequently never moves out of a single room.

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* Most The store in ''Series/TodaysSpecial''.
* ''Woops!'': The farmhouse in Fox's 1992 AfterTheEnd sitcom was more or less the center
of the action in ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' episode "[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1963S2E5DemonWithAGlassHand Demon with a Glass Hand]]" world. It had to be: it was filmed in the Bradbury Building in Los Angeles, the same building used as J.F. Sebastian's home in ''Film/BladeRunner''.
* The action (such as it is) of ''Series/{{Nightingales}}'' never moves out of the office block, and frequently never moves out of a single room.
only thing left for miles around.



* ''Pinball/SharkeysShootout'' takes place entirely in Sharkey's exclusive pool hall.



* ''Pinball/SharkeysShootout'' takes place entirely in Sharkey's exclusive pool hall.



* Anything from the French 17th century. Their theater theory emphasized unity of place; ie the whole play was supposed to take place in a single building, and usually in a single room.
* ''Theatre/AugustOsageCounty'', which is set in a three-story house, ''built entirely on-stage''.
* ''Brighton Beach Memoirs'' and ''Broadway Bound'', the first and third installments of Creator/NeilSimon's Eugene trilogy, both take place in the Jerome household.
* William Inge's ''Bus Stop'' is set entirely at... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a bus stop.]]



* ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' has all of its action in George and Martha's residence.
* ''Theatre/WaitUntilDark'' is set in the Hendrix apartment.

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* ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' has all of its Variation in ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', where the action takes place on the street outside of some houses in George and Martha's residence.
* ''Theatre/WaitUntilDark''
Rome, none of which are fleshed out beyond what is required for the joke or to fit the front facade.
* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' would be the ''only'' Shakespeare play
set in one location (the grounds of Elsinore), if not for the Hendrix apartment.brief Act IV, Scene iv. An argument could be made about the graveyard in Act V, Scene i as well. (The Kronborg castle at Elsinore doesn't have a graveyard on its grounds.)
* Several Creator/DavidMamet plays, most notably ''Theatre/AmericanBuffalo'', and ''Theatre/{{November}}''.



* ''Brighton Beach Memoirs'' and ''Broadway Bound'', the first and third installments of Creator/NeilSimon's Eugene trilogy, both take place in the Jerome household.
* ''Theatre/AugustOsageCounty'', which is set in a three-story house, ''built entirely on-stage''.

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* ''Brighton Beach Memoirs'' and ''Broadway Bound'', the first and third installments of Creator/NeilSimon's Eugene trilogy, both take ''Theatre/TheMousetrap'': The entire play takes within Monkswell Manor. (Even more specifically, it takes place within the drawing room of Monkswell Manor, with occasional noises off indicating what is happening elsewhere in the Jerome household.
house.)
* ''Theatre/AugustOsageCounty'', which ''Theatre/WaitUntilDark'' is set in a three-story house, ''built entirely on-stage''.the Hendrix apartment.
* ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' has all of its action in George and Martha's residence.



* Several Creator/DavidMamet plays, most notably ''Theatre/AmericanBuffalo'', and ''Theatre/{{November}}''.
* William Inge's ''Bus Stop'' is set entirely at... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a bus stop.]]
* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' would be the ''only'' Shakespeare play set in one location (the grounds of Elsinore), if not for the brief Act IV, Scene iv. An argument could be made about the graveyard in Act V, Scene i as well. (The Kronborg castle at Elsinore doesn't have a graveyard on its grounds.)
* Anything from the French 17th century. Their theater theory emphasized unity of place; ie the whole play was supposed to take place in a single building, and usually in a single room.
* Variation in ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', where the action takes place on the street outside of some houses in Rome, none of which are fleshed out beyond what is required for the joke or to fit the front facade.
* ''Theatre/TheMousetrap'': The entire play takes within Monkswell Manor. (Even more specifically, it takes place within the drawing room of Monkswell Manor, with occasional noises off indicating what is happening elsewhere in the house.)



* The ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'' series tends to have these. The original had all its action take place in the Tristram Cathedral and its various basements. ''Diablo 2'' had the Rogue's Monastery.
* Most of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' takes place in Gekkoukan High School/Tartarus. Pretty much all of [[{{UpdatedRerelease}} The Answer]] in ''Persona 3 FES'' takes place [[spoiler: in the SEES dorm]].



* ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'' is a Building of Adventure -- Henry's apartment -- with portals to other worlds.
** With their shifting floor plans, obstacles requiring multi-level detours, and doors that involve elaborate puzzles and bizarre objects to unlock, any large building encountered in any Silent Hill game counts. And that's before you even factor in the monster inhabitants.
* ''VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest''

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* ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'' is a Building of Adventure -- Henry's apartment -- with portals to other worlds.
** With their shifting floor plans, obstacles requiring multi-level detours, and doors that involve elaborate puzzles and bizarre objects to unlock, any large building encountered in any Silent Hill game counts. And that's before you even factor
Series/TheAddamsFamily mansion in the monster inhabitants.
SNES platforming video games.
* ''VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest''''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'' takes place entirely within, and beneath, Castle Brennenberg. ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'' takes place mainly in a compound that comprises the protagonist's home, personal chapel, and a massive underground meat processing facility.



* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'': The Spencer Mansion in Resident Evil and Marcus' Training facility.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'': The majority of the game takes place in the Raccoon City Police Department. You ''do'' eventually leave it, but not until fairly late in the game. And even then, the other location, an underground laboratory, is accessed from a secret tunnel in said police station.
* Series/TheAddamsFamily mansion in the SNES platforming video games.
* The eponymous mansion in ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''.
* Dr. Edison's manor in ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' and ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle''.
* The Roivas family estate in ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness: Sanity's Requiem''.

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* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'': The Spencer Mansion
''VideoGame/CastleForestIslandSea'' is set in Resident Evil and Marcus' Training facility.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'': The majority of the game takes place
a castle. Surrounded by a forest (that you never explore). On an island (which you leave in the Raccoon City Police Department. You ''do'' eventually leave it, but not until fairly late in the game. And even then, the other location, an underground laboratory, is accessed from a secret tunnel in said police station.
* Series/TheAddamsFamily mansion in the SNES platforming video games.
* The eponymous mansion in ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''.
* Dr. Edison's manor in ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' and ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle''.
* The Roivas family estate in ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness: Sanity's Requiem''.
ending).



* Jasper's adventures begin the moment he sets foot within the gates of ''Website/PuzzleClubhouse''. It helps that the Clubhouse contains [[OhLookMoreRooms an endless variety]] of [[PortalDoor Portal Doors]].
* ''VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga''[='=]s eponymous 60-floor tower.
* The entirety of ''VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime'' takes place in the Alchemax building.
* ''VideoGame/YsOrigin'': Excluding an intro sequence with no combat, the entire game occurs in Darm Tower. The interior is very spacious, with the tower likely having a diameter of a couple thousand feet.

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* Jasper's adventures begin ''VideoGame/{{Control}}'' takes place entirely inside the moment he sets foot within the gates of ''Website/PuzzleClubhouse''. It helps that the Clubhouse contains [[OhLookMoreRooms an endless variety]] of [[PortalDoor Portal Doors]].
* ''VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga''[='=]s eponymous 60-floor tower.
Oldest House. Well, technically.
* The entirety of ''VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime'' takes ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'' series tends to have these. The original had all its action take place in the Alchemax building.
* ''VideoGame/YsOrigin'': Excluding an intro sequence with no combat,
Tristram Cathedral and its various basements. ''Diablo 2'' had the entire game occurs in Darm Tower. Rogue's Monastery.
*
The interior is very spacious, with the tower likely having a diameter of a couple thousand feet.Roivas family estate in ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness: Sanity's Requiem''.



* The eponymous mansion in ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''.
* Dr. Edison's manor in ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' and ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle''.



* ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'' takes place entirely within, and beneath, Castle Brennenberg. ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'' takes place mainly in a compound that comprises the protagonist's home, personal chapel, and a massive underground meat processing facility.

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* ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'' Most of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' takes place entirely within, and beneath, Castle Brennenberg. ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'' in Gekkoukan High School/Tartarus. Pretty much all of [[{{UpdatedRerelease}} The Answer]] in ''Persona 3 FES'' takes place mainly [[spoiler: in a compound that comprises the protagonist's home, personal chapel, and a massive underground meat processing facility.SEES dorm]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Control}}'' takes place entirely inside the Oldest House. Well, technically.
* ''VideoGame/CastleForestIslandSea'' is set in a castle. Surrounded by a forest (that you never explore). On an island (which you leave in the ending).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Control}}'' Jasper's adventures begin the moment he sets foot within the gates of ''Website/PuzzleClubhouse''. It helps that the Clubhouse contains [[OhLookMoreRooms an endless variety]] of [[PortalDoor Portal Doors]].
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'': The Spencer Mansion in Resident Evil and Marcus' Training facility.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'': The majority of the game
takes place entirely inside the Oldest House. Well, technically.
* ''VideoGame/CastleForestIslandSea'' is set in a castle. Surrounded by a forest (that you never explore). On an island (which you leave
in the ending).Raccoon City Police Department. You ''do'' eventually leave it, but not until fairly late in the game. And even then, the other location, an underground laboratory, is accessed from a secret tunnel in said police station.
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'' is a Building of Adventure -- Henry's apartment -- with portals to other worlds.
** With their shifting floor plans, obstacles requiring multi-level detours, and doors that involve elaborate puzzles and bizarre objects to unlock, any large building encountered in any Silent Hill game counts. And that's before you even factor in the monster inhabitants.
* ''VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga''[='=]s eponymous 60-floor tower.
* The entirety of ''VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime'' takes place in the Alchemax building.
* ''VideoGame/YsOrigin'': Excluding an intro sequence with no combat, the entire game occurs in Darm Tower. The interior is very spacious, with the tower likely having a diameter of a couple thousand feet.



* ''Webcomic/{{Buildingverse}}'' got its name because of this trope. When ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' began it was set in a single apartment building (#JustForFun/FortyTwo). But as the series [[ContinuityCreep progressed]] and the 'verse grow there were more and more things added to the [[CityOfAdventure town]] (First an ExtranormalInstitute (St. Jude University) then restaurants (Sakura Sushi, Convenient Café) etc.), and story lines even outside of that from Oz to Paris. So currently we have a subversion.



* ''Webcomic/{{Buildingverse}}'' got its name because of this trope. When ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' began it was set in a single apartment building (#JustForFun/FortyTwo). But as the series [[ContinuityCreep progressed]] and the 'verse grow there were more and more things added to the [[CityOfAdventure town]] (First an ExtranormalInstitute (St. Jude University) then restaurants (Sakura Sushi, Convenient Café) etc.), and story lines even outside of that from Oz to Paris. So currently we have a subversion.



* The Galeria Mall in ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.



* The Galeria Mall in ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''
* ''WesternAnimation/WelcomeToTheWayne'': The titular apartment, The Wayne, is the main setting of the series. It's filled with all kinds of secrets and oddities.


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* ''WesternAnimation/WelcomeToTheWayne'': The titular apartment, The Wayne, is the main setting of the series. It's filled with all kinds of secrets and oddities.


* ''VideoGame/MakaiToshiSaGa'' a.k.a. ''Final Fantasy Legend'' takes place in a tower, though due to some reality-bending similar to BiggerOnTheInside four of the levels are worlds in and of themselves. [[spoiler:It makes sense once you learn that the tower's creator is the world's god.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MakaiToshiSaGa'' a.k.a. ''Final Fantasy Legend'' ''VideoGame/TheFinalFantasyLegend'' takes place in a tower, though due to some reality-bending similar to BiggerOnTheInside four of the levels are worlds in and of themselves. [[spoiler:It makes sense once you learn that the tower's creator is the world's god.]]


* ''Film/TheHouseOfYes'': Takes place within the confines of the titular house.

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* ''Film/TheHouseOfYes'': Takes place within the confines of the titular eponymous house.


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* ''Film/{{Stag}}'': The entire film takes place in Victor's Long Island mansion: much of it in only two rooms.

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* ''Theatre/TheMousetrap'': The entire play takes within Monkswell Manor. (Even more specifically, it takes place within the drawing room of Monkswell Manor, with occasional noises off indicating what is happening elsewhere in the house.)

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* ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum1991'': Apart from an early scene in Antonio's bakery, the entire film takes within the castle of Toledo.


* Technically, DungeonCrawling games only take place in a single building: the dungeon itself. See the next two examples below.


* ''Film/{{Dredd}}'': The main action of the film happens almost entirely within one very large building.

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* ''Film/{{Dredd}}'': The main action of the film happens almost entirely within one very large building.Peach Trees after the protagonists are TrappedInContainment. Given that Peach Trees is a [[{{arcology}} 200 story mega block]] housing over 75,000 people, there's plenty of scope for adventure.

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* Apart from the flashbacks to Lizzie Borden's home, and a brief scene in Bobby's photographic studio, all of ''Film/LizzieBordensRevenge'' takes place in the sorority house.

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* The action in ''Film/TheNotoriousDaughterOfFannyHill'' never moves out of Kissey's luxurious boudoir and salon where she entertains her clients.

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* Apart from the prologue, ''Film/TigerHouse'' takes entirely inside Mark's family home or its grounds.


* ''[[Franchise/{{Ys}} Ys Origin]]'': Excluding an intro sequence with no combat, the entire game occurs in Darm Tower. The interior is very spacious, with the tower likely having a diameter of a couple thousand feet.

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* ''[[Franchise/{{Ys}} Ys Origin]]'': ''VideoGame/YsOrigin'': Excluding an intro sequence with no combat, the entire game occurs in Darm Tower. The interior is very spacious, with the tower likely having a diameter of a couple thousand feet.

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