Best National Participants at 2018’s Venice Architecture Biennale

Countries and independent states present pavilions outlining their visions for the future

One of the most anticipated events of the Biennale Architettura in Venice is the unveiling of the national participant pavilions. Rigid geographic distinctions may seem outdated in contemporary architecture, nonetheless it’s interesting to see the thematic or stylistic spirit of a country—and what it says about the future of that nation’s creative and artistic development. This year, many warrant attention for their eye-catching presentations and …

Silo: The UK’s First No-Waste Restaurant

Plates made from recycled plastic bags, emailed receipts, booze brewed in the basement and more at chef Douglas McMaster's ambitious project

by Ananda Pellerin Chef Douglas McMaster has a vision: he wants to eradicate waste from the commercial food preparation process. This might seem profoundly uninterestingbut its nothing short of revolutionary. Its what I call a pre-industrial food system, McMaster tells CH over an apple and elderflower cider at Silo, his month-old restaurant in Brightons North Lane district. It sounds high-concept but really its about creating …

Word of Mouth: Faroe Islands

Sailing, hiking and the best in dining across the pristine, tiny nation

With a dramatic landscape as intricately charming as it is awe-inspiring, the Faroe Islands (a nation located between Iceland and Norway), provide a destination unlike any other. Situated in the North Atlantic, the archipelago is comprised of 18 separate islands (many of which can be visited) covered in steep, sheer mountains and carpeted with grass and vibrant wildflowers. The allure of the outdoors may be …