Kanye Reportedly Creating Low-Income Housing Based On “Star Wars” Architecture
In 2004, Kanye West rapped “I wish I could buy me a spaceship and fly!” Apparently, that desire never went away. Much like his reality star-turned law student wife, Kim Kardashian-West – Yeezy has found a way to give back to the people. According to reports, he’s making use of his passion for the Star Wars movie saga to develop low-income housing units.
His latest Forbes interview details that he’s currently in the developmental stages of creating housing based on the architecture in the 1977 movie, “Star Wars: A New Hope.” Specifically, he aims to recreate Luke Skywalker’s childhood Tatooine home. Kanye has even, met with San Francisco-area investors on making the community larger than life. Forbes writer Zack O’Malley Greenburg visited the units with Kanye, writing this about the project:
“Inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, West has been working with a team to design prefabricated structures that sport the same austere aesthetic, with the goal of deploying them as low-income housing units.”
“He tells me they could be used as living spaces for the homeless, perhaps sunk into the ground with light filtering in through the top…[they are] each oblong and dozens of feet tall.”
Kanye West has always had a deep appreciation for space themes and architecture. The staging and ambiance of his 2016 Saint Pablo Tour has been said to be inspired by Steven Spielberg‘s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” film. So much so that the tour even kicked off in Indianapolis, IN – the same state as the film’s setting.
What do you think about Kanye West’s latest venture?
Written by Miata Shanay