A few years after the completion of a residential building designed by the famous architecture firm Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, the architects of Blockstudio – led by the two siblings Natalia and Ivan Trofimov – have put their stamp on a nearby pavilion, commissioned by the same owner and dedicated to housing a swimming pool area with some spa facilities.

The dialogue between the two buildings is very close and the house elevations are an interplay of opaque and transparent glass, with fixed and openable portions, and a flat white roof. The new addition is detached from the house and positioned perpendicularly with large full-height windows and almost imperceptible uprights. Thin chrome-plated steel pillars support a clean white slab to create a feeling of lightness.

An area of about 95 m2 has been carved out for the new stainless steel-clad pool, it is deliberately narrow but a generous 18 metres long, meaning users can swim while observing the outdoor garden and nature.

It is surrounded by functional blocks, dedicated to the sauna, shower, changing room and toilets, and a floor made entirely of Lapitec in the Lithos finish and Bianco Assoluto nuance, which, thanks to its high friction coefficient, provides maximum safety after exiting the pool or shower. The latter is also made of sintered stone: flush with the floor, it features a few thin cuts that allow water drainage and give a glimpse of Lapitec’s full-body composition, identical in every point and used in the 12 mm thickness for this project.

Non-porous on the surface, usable in direct contact with water and unalterable (resistant to atmospheric agents, temperature changes, knocks and scratches), Lapitec is also used for the pool coping with slabs that – as in the case of the shower tray – are cut to accommodate the water recirculation system.

The optical whiteness of the material, the result of a mixture of 100% natural minerals, free of crystalline silica, inks or petroleum derivatives, defines the project and together with the rigorous geometries creates a precise continuity between horizontal and vertical planes, resulting in an essential envelope, where Blockstudio wanted to enhance the relationship between the inside and outside.


Novellini’s Divina Outdoor SPA Collection includes top-of-the-range, Made in Italy, outdoor spas equipped with hydro massage. The collection, designed for head-to-toe wellness, includes 4 models of different sizes – M, L, XL and XXL – with fittings designed to accommodate from two up to six people.

The first Novellini spa collection was created as the ultimate expression of well-being where body, mind and environment co-exist in perfect synergy. The Divina Outdoor design, with its clean, simple elegant lines, encounters a careful examination of ergonomics and concealed silent avant-garde technology.

The Divina Outdoor is ideal for those moments of sheer relaxation, both day or night, owing to its RGB Chromolight LED lighting system, and in summer or winter, to its water heating system. All functions can also be controlled via an app that uses an integrated Wi-Fi Remote Control system. After a busy day at work, a sports session or even in those garden party moments with friends,

Divina Outdoor provides the benefits of a true outdoor spa at home. When soaking up the warm rays of the sun or lingering beneath a starry sky canopy, peace of mind is guaranteed with a variety of Whirlpool hydro massage units, a NaturalAir system and a Bluetooth sound system with concealed speakers, both inside and outside the tub.

An integral part of Novellini’s philosophy, makes Divina Outdoor the perfect spa to adapt not only to domestic spaces but also to the high-end hotel sector. The Ozone and Ultraviolet Acqua Clean sanitisation system cleans the water rapidly and instantaneously, eliminating even the most chlorine-resistant viruses, bacteria and micro-organisms.

Textured and weather-resistant surfaces ensure high levels of hygiene and durability for the Home SPA. Divina Outdoor bathtub liners are created using the highest quality acrylic, available in marble, pearl and white finishes. The side panels covering the spa are available in three different finishes: Natural Touch, wood-effect Dogati and Fiber Cross coatings.

The thermal cover, indispensable for any spa, insulates the tub and keeps the water temperature at a constant level. Foldable and created from materials suitable for outdoor use, the cover becomes a distinguishing feature that makes the spa aesthetically pleasing to the eye, even when not in use.

The Divina Outdoor SPA collection includes a series of accessories designed by architect Marco Pellici – chaise longue, side tables, steps and a shower column. A linear design, ergonomic comfort and perfectly matching finishes of the accessories provide for the creation of a complete look for the Outdoor Home SPA.The chaise longue features a comfortable, padded non-slip support available in a variety of FIBER CROSS colour combinations to match the spa, whereas the side tables and steps, which are also available in various models, finishes and heights, complete the comfort range of the Home Spa and allow it to be used in total safety.

The shower column, made of stainless steel and equipped with overhead and hand shower units, can be positioned wherever required owing to its clean, linear design. A virtual reality configurator is also available on the dedicated website – outdoorspa.novellini.com – which allows the Divina Outdoor to be visualised inside home spaces and the product configured in all its aspects by customers.