It’s only been a matter of weeks since Kanye West put out a Twitter request for architects and industrial designers, but YEEZY’s foray into architecture has already made itself apparent.
The initial renders for the low income housing scheme created by Nejc Škufca show a Brutalist structure featuring prefabricated concrete and expanded polystyrene components. The slick minimalist and moody designs take cues from the enigmatic YEEZY studio in Calabasas with interiors designed by Willo Perron.
For his social housing project, Kanye West has so far teamed up with Petra Kustrin, Jalil Peraza, Vadik Marmeladov and Nejc Škufca.
Considering Peraza’s connection with prefabricated commercial unit system Face Modules, it is likely that the scheme is designed as a series of prefab homes for the 2st century, much like the Eichler homes of their day.
No word on a timeline or site locations for the project, however given that the biggest expense for housing is usually land prices, we look forward to seeing the next update from the YEEZY Home low-cost housing scheme.