Run by Sir John Soane’s Museum and Bompas & Parr, the Monumental Masonry competition was an offbeat attempt to renew interest in funerary architecture for the modern day. Our submission began with exploring who might have both the ego and wealth to commission their own mausoleum – Kanye West was the obvious answer.
Inspired by the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Kanye’s Mausoleum is an upturned pyramid bearing the suspended head of the musical polymath (and Le Corbusier fan), borne aloft by a quartet of Kardashian caryatids: Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Kris. Ranked in the top 25 submissions, the design was 3D printed and exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum
in December 2014.