Casa Malaparte in Capri | Adalberto Libera + Curzio Malaparte

Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte

Casa Malaparte is a house on the eastern side of the Isle of Capri, Italy. It is one of the best examples of Italian modern and contemporary architecture. The house was conceived around 1937 by Adalberto Libera for Curzio Malaparte. Malaparte actually rejected Libera's design and built the home himself with the help of Adolfo Amitrano, a local stonemason.

Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte

It'is a red masonry box with reverse pyramidal stairs leading to the roof patio. On the roof is a freestanding curving white wall of increasing height. It sits on a dangerous cliff 32 metres above the sea overlooking the Gulf of Salerno.




Casa Malaparte was abandoned and neglected after the death of Curzio Malaparte in 1957. It suffered from vandalism and natural elements for many years and was seriously damaged. Today the house is used for serious study and cultural events.



Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte


Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte



Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte




Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte




Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte





Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte



Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte






Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte


Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte




Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte








Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte

Casa Malaparte in Capri by Adalberto Liberta&Curzio Malaparte