CURBED's Jenny Xie reports that on June 4, designer Jalil Peraza—who previously worked with West’s design company Donda—posted two telling images on Instagram depicting, per the captions, a “Low income housing scheme, made of prefabricated concrete in collaboration with Petra Kustrin, Jalil Peraza, Kanye West, Nejc Skufca.”
Back in May, the rapper and fashion designer announced he’s launching an architecture venture within his company Yeezy Home.
Is this the first glimpse of Yeezy Home? Quite possibly! It’s certainly the kind of concrete-worshipping scheme we were expecting.
West has demonstrated a long-time interest in architecture. In 2013, he visited the Harvard Graduate School of Design, stood on a studio desk, and articulated sentiments like “I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be ‘architected.’”
Plus—Virgil Abloh, West’s architecture-trained collaborator, has been developing a line with Ikea. The rapper may just be itching to make his own mark in the home world. What will Yeezy Home look like? Stay tuned (but we’re betting on some concrete).