Isprava and the Italian Job


Isprava homes are often regarded not just as architectural marvels but also as works of art. For people working in highly creative spaces, sitting at the drawing board can be both frustrating and exhilarating. Recognizing the importance of inspiration in the creative process, Isprava travels around the world to soak in some architectural beauty and artistic genius. #IspravaTravels

Our sales head Rohit Taparia spent almost the whole of May 2017 travelling around Italy, visiting places that go back many millennia. The Italians take their buildings as seriously as they take their cheese and wine. He encountered cities and sights that left him mesmerised, somewhere realising how the architecture resonated with Isprava’s penchant for combining classical beauty with deft engineering.

Some of the finest works in Western architecture, such as the Colosseum, the Milan Cathedral and Florence cathedral, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the building designs of Venice are testimony to Italy’s contribution to the world of architecture. Italy is renowned for its construction of arches, domes, pillars, marble facades and palladiums, who seamlessly stand tall and well-supported. It was the bedrock of the Renaissance architectural movement in the late-14th to 16th centuries.

What makes them even more fascinating is the timelines of these creations. Italy’s architecture spans almost 3,000 years, and its differences in style are not classified by time but by regions. Travelling across the country, Rohit observed Etruscan and ancient Roman style buildings, as well as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical, Empire style, Art Nouveau, Fascism and modern architecture.

Thoroughly enamored by how limited engineering knowledge and advancement didn’t come in the way of creating such masterpieces, Rohit spent a good deal of his time in Italy casually studying what goes into constructing architecture that uses indigenous material and techniques so as to stand the test of time. Isprava homes too follow the same trajectory and believe that architectural style will always be en vogue.