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Kanye West Jumps Into the Affordable Housing Business

June 5, 2018, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Less than a month after launching the Yeezy Home architecture studio, Kanye West and collaborators Jalil Peraza, Petra Kustrin, Nejc Skufca and Vadik Marmelado have unveiled initial renderings for a prefabricated affordable housing prototype," reports Antonio Pacheco.

According to Pacheco, Jalil Peraza released photo realistic rendrings on his Instagram account over the weekend. The renderings depict "concrete paneled apartment interiors and are labeled as a “low-income housing scheme” by Peraza. The slick interior images betray the minimal-meets-sumptuous vernacular West favors, showcasing views of a sleek, sun-lit kitchen and an atmospheric courtyard."

"The project images come as West attempts to expand into the world of architecture and urban design following a visit to the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)," adds Pacheco. "West recently unveiled views of the Yeezy Offices in Calabasas, California undertaken with the designer Willo Perron."

Click through to see the renderings for yourself and to read more details on West's moves into architecture.

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Published on Monday, June 4, 2018 in The Architect's Newspaper
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