will affordable housing make kanye west 'the biggest real estate developer of all time'?

will affordable housing make kanye west 'the biggest real estate developer of all time'?

last week, jalil peraza — a long-time collaborator of kanye west — revealed two images of a ‘low income housing scheme, made of prefabricated concrete and expanded polystyrene components’. the project is reportedly the first result of yeezy home, west’s architecture venture, which was first made public in may 2018. with the announcement, west declared that he was looking for ‘architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better’.



to that end, it appears that kanye west has teamed up with petra kustrin, jalil peraza, and nejc skufca to design a prefabricated prototype house. as noted by the real deal, the public release of the renderings come weeks after west divulged his plans to build a real estate empire. in a 105 minute interview with charlamagne tha god, west stated that real estate development was ‘the next frontier’ for him, saying: ‘I’m going to be one of the biggest real estate developers of all time.’



elsewhere in the wide-ranging interview, which can be viewed at the top of this page, west also talks about leaving NIKE to work with adidas and his relationship with architecture-trained fashion designer virgil abloh. the interview concludes with west showing charlamagne a grassy hilltop on a 300-acre property he owns, which west says will be his first community, comprising five homes.


  • Bullshit…
    Good luck looking for someone who wants to build that kitchen for less than 30.000€. Look-out same finishes with top avant-garde brands such as Bulthaup.
    Affordable housing my balls but ignorance is bliss, right? If this becomes a reality i am pretty sure the final result is going to be way different from those CGIs.

    Faber Castell says:
  • I mean, this guy is so egocentric and focused in self-achievement he thinks nobody tried this before. The lack of affordable houses it is usually related to land prices, overpopulation, small territories or excess of turism. But yeah, creating something that already exists and sell it as some brand new idea is the key…

    6 Castell 9000 says:
  • I think that Faber is correct in stating that the estimated cost for the construction is well below what it would cost. I think that Mr. Faber’s correct in listing land prices, etc. as inhibiting factors, but I would include access to affordable transportation. All these are real problems and questions but that’s all part of project’s spec.. What Mr. West’s appears to be willing to do is put together a group of professionals to think further about the problem and has the financial resources to allow for experimentation.
    Solving problems what we do as Architects, Engineers, and Designers? So I think we need to see if the commitment is real.

    David Zelman says:
  • keep doing this brother, its going to be big, so much potential, the first picture shows brilliant design solution!

    this is great says:

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