Little Chef Cafe Markham Moor UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member V70PDB
N 53° 15.419 W 000° 55.680
30U E 638217 N 5902861
Quick Description: A cafe on the A1 not far from Newark in Nottinghamshire UK
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/8/2007 5:47:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM1TJV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 198

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.

Building Address:
Little Chef Cafe, Markham Moor, Nottinghamshire
markham Moor, UK

Is it open to the general public?: yes

When was it built? (Approximate if you must.): 01/01/1953

What is the name of this building?: Little Chef Cafe

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