Inside Kanye West’s Bold & Unconventional Vision for the Future

Kanye West performing with his hands lifted like a bird toward the sky
Inside Kanye West’s Bold & Unconventional Vision for the Future

Words aren’t enough to describe what Kanye West is to the world. That includes his contribution to popular music, his billion-dollar fashion brand, his rediscovered faith, and a ‘couple’ of other things. A man like that has many plans in actions and projects in the making, but you probably won’t guess what’s the latest he has in store. Spoiler — it has to do with housing.

A New Architectural Language

Kanye's ranch, picture of the sheep and the Russian ATVs he has
Inside Kanye West’s Bold & Unconventional Vision for the Future

Kanye recently bought a 4,000 acre-ranch outside of Cody, Wyoming. With two fishing lakes, caves, and wildlife as far as the eye can see. The ranch is also home to 160 cows, nearly 700 sheep, colts, and geldings. But above all, the ranch will soon become the home of Kanye’s vision for the future, a new architectural language as he calls it. His focus is on developing new forms of housing with the help of legendary light-and-space artist James Turrell, Italian architect Claudio Silvestrin, and Belgian interior design wizard Axel Vervoordt.

Kanye West’s New Paradigm for Human Living

Kanye walking around the wilderness at his ranch in Wyoming
Inside Kanye West’s Bold & Unconventional Vision for the Future

Kanye’s goal is to create spaces that allow people to actually think and focus. He says our spaces are so cluttered and raises the question of how this affects our mental health. His current lifestyle is a constant back and forth with his ‘architects,’ discussing drawings in-person or over the phone from any point of the world Kanye’s in. What he really wants to create with these dome-shaped, stair-free homes is a cure for meditation, a place that brings fun, inspiration, fresh air, and freedom.

The Dome-Shaped Dwelling Project

A prototype of the dome-shaped dwellings
Inside Kanye West’s Bold & Unconventional Vision for the Future

The concept of creating dome-shaped dwellings came to West after he saw Turrell’s land-art masterpiece inside the cone of an inactive volcano called Roden Crater, near Flagstaff, Arizona. Kanye West refers to the project as “V.2.” because, logically, there already was a “V.1..” In 2019, they built the first dome prototypes on Kanye’s Calabasas property. However, since the domes were 10ft too high, local authorities notified him to tear them down. His response was simple, the idea was never to keep them on, as they were just a temporary prototype.

Kanye looking down
Inside Kanye West’s Bold & Unconventional Vision for the Future

Kanye’s vision for the future is bold, to say the least. We’ll see how his plans unfold and change in time.