The article reveals the design of his pre-fabricated low-income housing units is based on Luke Skywalker's igloo-esque homestead on Tatooine, with the main living area buried beneath ground level.
Showing the magazine three prototypes built on his land in LA — "each oblong and dozens of feet tall" — he claimed the structures could also be used to house the homeless.
Kanye also revealed he was working on a shoe made out of algae that will completely biodegrade in a landfill over time — or immediately if sprayed with a certain kind of bacteria. With current regular Yeezy's starting at $220 a pair and running up into the thousands in resale value, wearers would want to be careful they don't step in that particular kind of bacteria, or run afoul of someone armed with said spray.
The "Jesus Walks" hitmaker is apparently more worried about shoes doing damage than getting damaged, making the journalist wrap his own Nikes in "little cloth booties" before stepping into his home for the interview.
"The floors are made of a special Belgian plaster; if scuffed, the delicate material can be repaired only by a crew flown in from Europe," the writer observed.
The author also chatted with West's wife Kim Kardashian, who revealed that her husband frequently shows her his mock-ups for such projects while she watches police procedurals, in what Kanye calls "bedtime true-crime story meetings".
"He's just taught me as a person to never compromise and to really take ownership," Kim said of her husband's influence. "Before, I was really the opposite. I would throw my name on anything."
As for Kanye's own opinion of his more outlandish ideas, he insists they are not 'crazy' but a product of his super-powered imagination, unlocked by his bipolar condition.
"'Crazy' is a word that's not gonna be used loosely in the future," he said. "Understand that this is actually a condition that people can end up in, be born into, driven into and go in and out. And there's a lot of people that have been called that 'C' word that have ended up on this cover."