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AD Classics: Kafka's Castle / Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitecturas

Standing on a rise overlooking the Spanish Mediterranean coast, there is an odd structure which could easily be mistaken for an vast pile of forgotten blocks. Kafka’s Castle, built in 1968, was one of the earlier projects completed by Ricardo Bofill, a Spanish Postmodern architect known for apartment buildings as monumental as they were thought-provoking. While his later work indulged in Postmodern historicism, the modular and mathematically-derived Kafka’s Castle was an unabashed break from any local or global tradition – as much the case now as it was in the 1960s.

© Ricardo Bofill© Ricardo Bofill© Ricardo BofillOnce the physical model of Kafka’s Castle was completed, RBTA managed to condense all necessary construction information into only five drawings. Image© Ricardo Bofill+ 19

Nursery "Les Parellades" / Pich-Aguilera Architects

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Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain

AD Classics: Kafka Castle / Ricardo Bofill

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Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain