Kanye West turns to Star Wars for low-income housing design

CNET | 7/11/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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Tatooine has some pretty bleak architecture.

Luke Skywalker's house on Star Wars desert planet Tatooine looks a bit like a sandy igloo. Rapper and singer Kanye West has studied the look of Tatooine's architecture and is using it to fuel the design for a new kind of abode.

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"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," Forbes reported in an article for the upcoming Aug. 31 issue of its magazine.

Physical prototypes are underway. Forbes senior editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg saw them and described them as looking like "skeletons of wooden spaceships." They're oblong and...
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