10 Beautiful Buildings Inspired by Famous Books

El Castell, inspired by Franz Kafka’s The Castle

This apartment block, built in 1968 by architect Ricardo Bofill in Barcelona, is in part an homage to Franz Kafka — with all those harsh cubes and confusing gateways, we think the influence is clear. Even the complex’s name, “El Castell” is Catalan for “The Castle,” after one of Kafka’s novels.