After conquering the music and fashion world, it was only a matter of time before Kanye West ventured into the world of real estate. Ye is currently in the process of building secret, dome structures in Calabases — an affluent, gated community where he and many other of Hollywood’s elite reside.
West pulled out of his scheduled appearance at Coachella this year after the festival failed to meet his ambitious stage design vision. West had planned to build a massive dome with the capacity to hold 125,000 festival punters. After he couldn’t come to an agreement with the festival, he decided to take matters into his own hands.
As TMZ reports, Kanye is currently building a bunch of 50 feet high domes on a 300-acre plot of land he owns. The domes have been described as “dynamic” and “otherworldly” — their design encompassing “every period of man’s existence on earth.” In an interview with Forbes west revealed that the colossal structures take architectural nods from Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tattooine.
With these buildings, Kanye plans to revolutionalise housing, “he believes will break the barriers that separate classes … namely, the rich, the middle class and the poor.” According to TMZ, Kanye plans to bridge the divide between the wealthy and the poor by building an entire “housing community.”
in 2018, Kanye West outlined this vision in an interview with Charlamagne tha God, “I’m going to be one of the biggest real-estate developers of all time,” West explained. “What Howard Hughes was to aircrafts and what Henry Ford was to cars, just the relationships I have with architects, my understanding of space and sacred proportions, just this new vibe, this new energy. We gonna develop cities.”
We can’t deny it, Kanye West has an unparalleled eye for design. If there is a possible future where we get to reside in his visionary housing, we welcome it with open arms.
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