A+ Awards: Celebrities Like Architecture Too!
January 21, 2013
Listen up! There are only four days left to submit your work for the A+ Awards. We’ve spent the past week breaking down the who’s who of our excellent awards jury, which includes famed international design journalists; industry-leading developers and clients; cultural luminaries from top art, design, and architectural institutions; and, of course, many of the world’s best architects!
Still, we wanted to make sure that entries received as much exposure as possible, even to people outside of the world of art and design. After all, the goal of the A+ Awards is to break architecture out of the echo chamber, and in doing so, we were able to gather a few notable celebrities who share our enthusiasm for design. From supermodel Elle Macpherson to documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, these jurors might lack architecture degrees, but they more than make up for it with passion, diverse taste, and a critical eye. Click through to see some of the celebrities on the A+ jury.
Photo: Jessica Dimmock via moby.com
Most of us know of Moby, the musician who has sold 20+ million albums over the past thirty years. But did you know that the vegan-activist-electronic-rock-star is also an avid architecture enthusiast? Moby runs a blog dedicated specifically to the architecture of Los Angeles and which highlights the city’s strange and beautiful building stock. Read more about Moby’s contributions to the A+ jury here.
Photo: Joseph Montezinos via One Photographic
Elle Macpherson has worked as a supermodel, actress, and fashion designer (among many other things) but the glamorous entrepreneur also knows a thing or two about interiors. She recently collaborated with the yoo Studio to design her luxury lake house in the southwest English countryside. Learn more about what Elle Macpherson brings to the A+ jury here.
Photo: via jonbowermaster.com
David de Rothschild
David de Rothschild is an adventurer, ecologist, and environmentalist. The head of the expedition group, Adventure Ecology, de Rothschild aims to raise awareness about climate change around the world. In 2010, de Rothschild launched the “Plastiki,” sailing from San Francisco to Sydney on the 60-foot catamaran constructed from approximately 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles.
Morgan Spurlock about to devour a Big Mac of UNStudio’s Mercedes-Benze Museum
A bit of a surprise addition to the jury, Morgan Spurlock is best know for his ventures into documentary filmmaking. Whether investigating the effects of a McDonald’s-only diet or searching for Osama Bin Laden, Spurlock approaches every venture with a keen and discerning eye. While Spurlock’s ties to the design world might not be as obvious as some of the other jury members, his engagement within the jury will surely be honest and insightful. Read more about Morgan Spurlock’s involvement with the A+ jury here.