Kanye West’s ‘Star Wars’-inspired dome home prototypes could get the wrecking ball

A series of desert dome homes in Tunisia.Dome
homes in the abandoned sets for filming Star Wars in Tunisia. |
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West needs a permit by September 15 or his prefab home
prototypes will be demolished

Last year, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce the launch of

Yeezy Home
, the architecture and real development arm of the
hip-hop artist’s bourgeoning design empire.

West, ever the visionary, made good on that promise last month
when he showed off a prototype for his prefab home designed to
house the low-income and homeless populations. Now, the domed
designs, which are
inspired by desert homes
on the fictional Star Wars planet of
Tatooine,
are in trouble
. According to
TMZ
, West’s neighbors in Calabasas, California, complained
enough about the noise coming from the his 300-acre property that
inspectors from the L.A. County Department of Public Works showed
up to check out the site.

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

— ye (@kanyewest)
May 6, 2018

They didn’t like what they found. The inspectors apparently
told West that he needed to secure a building permit by September
15, otherwise his four domed prefab designs will be demolished.
Though Los Angeles allows for temporary structures to be built
without a permit, West’s were deemed too permanent to qualify as
prototypes.

It’s a major inconvenience for West. But at the same time, too
permanent? That’s kind of a vote of confidence.

Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Kanye West’s ‘Star Wars’-inspired dome home prototypes could get the wrecking ball