First music, then fashion, now architectural design?
Kanye West’s latest venture is a social housing project dubbed Yeezy Home — and we now have our first look.
The rapper-turned-designer has developed 50-foot high, prefabricated wooden dome structures reminiscent of the famed geodesic domes that architect R. Buckminster Fuller introduced in the mid-20th century. Since then, various dome designs meant to combat housing shortages, notably for the poor, have been introduced. The Yeezy domes have been constructed on a 300-acre site that West purchased a few years ago in Calabasas, Calif.
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YEEZY Home in the works! Each building is about 50 feet high. "Sources familiar with the project tell TMZ … Kanye is building dome-like structures that are prototypes for a new type of home … homes he believes will break the barriers that separate classes … namely, the rich, the middle class and the poor." #yeezyhome
The project was first teased by the “Jesus Walks” hitmaker in May 2018 on Twitter.
“We’re starting a Yeezy architecture arm called Yeezy home. We’re looking for architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better,” he wrote.
While this venture may be a surprising one, West has achieved much success with his brand thus far. According to Forbes, his Adidas Yeezy label is expected to hit $1.5 billion in sales by the end of 2019. This puts the sneaker brand in competition with Jordan Brand, which rakes in around $3 billion annually.
Forbes ranked the entertainer the third highest-paid celebrity over the past year, raking in a reported $150 million before taxes, largely thanks to Yeezy.
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