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Little Chef Restaurant Markham Moor UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member V70PDB
N 53° 15.419 W 000° 55.680
30U E 638217 N 5902861
Quick Description: Cafe on the A1 near to Newark Nottinghamshire
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/29/2007 7:31:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM1XR5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 182

Long Description:
When this cafe - formerly a petrol station with the roof standing on just 4 legs - was built in the 50's it was rated as a building of national significance.
This building in Nottinghamshire is one of the neatest of his solutions to the challenge of a shape known as a hyperbolic paraboloid or hypar, a mixture of cones and curves which became a practical possibility thanks to 20th-century building materials.
The Roof of the building is made up of Hyperbolic Paraboloids joined to form a larger whole.

I met Sam Scorer, the architect, when in his late 70's. Still challenging and with a lively mind. Shame he's gone.

Type of Structure: Building

Upswept Roof / Folded Plate Roof(s): yes

Large Sheet Glass Window(s): yes

Large Dome(s): Not Listed

Boomerang and/or Arrow Shape(s): Not Listed

Amoebae Shape(s): Not Listed

Atomic Model(s): Not Listed

Starburst(s): Not Listed

Exposed Steel Beam(s): Not Listed

Flying Saucer/Rocket Shape(s): Not Listed

If I knew, I'd be an architect: Not Listed

Physical Address: Not listed

Web Address or URL: Not listed

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