“Whilst acting is my career, architecture is my passion. Selecting this development as my first major construction project has been a simple decision.”

So sayeth Brad Pitt, the most famous architecture aficionado in the world and the man who gives new meaning to the much-maligned term “starchitect.” The development in question is a new 5 star, sustainable “luxury hotel” and “leisure complex” in Dubai. Sounds impressive, although not as much as his spoken use of “whilst.” Pitt will be acting as a “design consultant” in conjunction with GRAFT architects, with whom he previously collaborated for The Pink Project in New Orleans. Plans for the complex will be unveiled in a few months, and the world (by which, of course, I mean tabloid-readers and architects), in the mean time, waits with baited breath.
&#183 Brad Pitt turns architect and designs Dubai hotel [Telegraph]