West, ever the visionary, made good on that promise last month when he showed off a prototype for his prefab home designed to house the low-income and homeless populations. Now, the domed designs, which are inspired by desert homes on the fictional Star Wars planet of Tatooine, are in trouble. According to TMZ, West’s neighbors in Calabasas, California, complained enough about the noise coming from the his 300-acre property that inspectors from the L.A. County Department of Public Works showed up to check out the site.
we’re starting a Yeezy architecture arm called Yeezy home. We’re looking for architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better
— ye (@kanyewest) May 6, 2018
They didn’t like what they found. The inspectors apparently told West that he needed to secure a building permit by September 15, otherwise his four domed prefab designs will be demolished. Though Los Angeles allows for temporary structures to be built without a permit, West’s were deemed too permanent to qualify as prototypes.
It’s a major inconvenience for West. But at the same time, too permanent? That’s kind of a vote of confidence.