Casa Malaparte Architecture Description

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Casa Malaparte was designed by Architect Adalberto Libera. It is located at 0073 Capri Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy which was designed for client, Curzio Malaparte. The structure contains spaces that are similar in shape and size of most homes. The rooms are squaredm but what makes the structure have an interesting circulation are the stepped levels of each floor. The Villa has stairs as wide as the whole structure which leads to the terrace. These stairs were designed to reduce vertigo for those who suffer from the condition. Curzio Malaparte was a writer who said, "Now I live on an island, in an austere and melancholy house, which I built myself on a lonely cliff above the sea. [It is] the image of my desire." It was built in 1938 …show more content…
Its exterior carries a grand staircase with a terrace/solarium that is inaccessible from the interior of the Villa. The building is 45 meters long or 147 feet and 7 inches long. The rooms in the house are very similar in size and proportion as most homes. They do not vary from each other, but what causes to have a different experience from most homes are the steps that each floor has. This breaks your circulation. As you walk you must stop to go up these steps and creates an interesting experience as you go through the home. This is caused by the cliff in which the house was built upon. Also, in the section views the ceiling is slanted in order to create the flight of stairs that lead to the …show more content…
If they are covered in a patterned carpet, or if stairs have edges that are painted or marked could also cause people to get dizzy. Stairs that are open-faced or have glass steps could makes it even worse. Spiral stairs could further complicate the problem because of the narrowness on one side and the wideness on the other. If stairs requires the user to turn their head, this movement could activate the balance organ in their inner ear which can make them unsteady if they are not used to it. The balance organ in the inner ear would sense that the user is moving forward and vertically up or down, but the sensors in the legs and feet are telling the balance system that they are not walking. This could make the sensors perceive that users are in an unsteady surface, and sends information to the balance system that this is an unreliable

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