Villa Malaparte, Italy
Villa Malaparte (a house) is considered to be one of the finest examples of contemporary Italian architecture. Capri Island is one of Italy’s top tourism destinations. It’s solitude and nature, among with the architecture is what makes it so attractive to its visitors.
Villa Malaparte in Les Mepris Movie
The island has been an inspiration for numerous artworks. Villa Malaparte, one of the most interesting objects in Capri has been captured in the film of one of the best French directors – Jean Luc Godard. The movie is Les Mepris (Contempt) – one of Godard’s most famous movies, shot in 1963, starring one of world’s most famous women at that time – French icon Brigitte Bardot. Those, who have seen the movie, already know how stunning Villa Malaparte looks like as it is situated on the top of the cliff at the height of 32 feet.
Villa Malaparte Architecture
With location like this, the villa seems like a perfect residence of those who wish to avoid any contact with the outside world, seeking a perfect solitude. In addition, the design of the building is just as extraordinary. Basically, it is a simple red box with a set of stairs that lead all the way to the rooftop on the one side.
The house was built in 1942 for a writer Curzio Malaparte, who, at that time, sought for a place to be alone after he was released from the exile during the repressions of Musolini. He hired a famous architect Adalberto Liberta to design him a perfect house in his Capri property, but in the end, Malaparte took this task into his own hands and created the house of his desires.
Even though the villa suffered from several acts of neglect when Malaparte died, it has been renovated and is still there just like it was 70 years ago – simple and yet breath-taking.