homes in the abandoned sets for filming Star Wars in Tunisia. |
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
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
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