The Markham Moor papilio: a picturesque commentary

Szynalska, Karolina (2013) The Markham Moor papilio: a picturesque commentary. Open Arts Journal (2). ISSN 2050-3679

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Abstract

The architect Karolina Szynalska’s commentary on a little building referred to as the Papilio at Markham Moor (on the A1, Britain’s longest road) brings us back to some of the themes with which this section commenced. It also raises questions about heritage and the conservation of structures that were only ever meant as ephemeral. Discussing this butterfly-shaped roadside hyperbolic paraboloid, which went from serving as a petrol station to a franchise restaurant, she not only puts us in mind of Le Corbusier and Edgar Varèse’s earlier and better known but no-longer-extant Philips Pavilion (also a ‘hypar’) for the 1958 Brussels Exposition. She also shows how contemporary nostalgia can transmute modernism’s most fleeting projects into a kind of industrial picturesque.

Additional Information:"Pavilions" Winter 2013
Keywords:Sam Scorer, hypar, hyperbolic paraboloid, Modernism, Pavilions
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K200 Building
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K110 Architectural Design Theory
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
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ID Code:10662
Deposited On:10 Jul 2013 08:57

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