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Mathieu Lehanneur is a household name in the world of interior design and architecture. The French interior designer‘s exquisite projects are a staple of modern architecture and recognized as true works of art.
Discover one of the most unique contemporary architecture projects by Mathieu Lehanneur: the interior renovation of St. Hilaire Church in Melle, France.
Inside this unique architectural building by Mathieu Lehanneur, the altar and ambo are made from a coloured mineral material, similar to the existing interior of the modern church.
As you can see, there is huge stunning complicity between the church and this mineral mass that is accomplished by the baptistery hollowed out from the same material. The water that it holds appears to be from the river which runs below the church: the ultimate linking of the building with its environment. The top designer has enhanced the Romanesque building with a very mineral look because the mineral presence vindicating that the church was built there.
With a scenario inspired by the topology of the place, the French church gives the impression of nestling in the landscape: that it’s not just a building placed on the ground but part of the region and reveals itself to visitors as they descend. The main idea of this modern architecture project by Mathieu Lehanneur was to emphasize this sensation of advanced sighting and taking root in the land.
Mathieu Lehanneur added fixed layers of white marble to create a podium in this Romanesque church in France. The white marble strata step up and down, with a unique design’s still pool of clear water created in one lower area.
The main and principal result of this contemporary architecture is a visual impact, one of Mathieu Lehanneur’s skill secrets, this time using the transparency and purity of the geological anarchy to highlight the perfection of the Romanesque geometry.