Kim Kardashian has enlisted Tadao Ando to create her 'dream' Palm Springs mansion – see the plans

The socialite said she was 'honored and incredibly humbled' after meeting the renowned architect in Japan – here's what we know about her project

Kim Kardashian
(Image credit: GettyImages)

Kim Kardashian is working on her 'dream project' alongside celebrated Japanese architect Tadao Ando – and she has just shared the plans. 

Following a trip to Tadao Ando's office, the media personality revealed that they have collaborated over the past two years, and now they are ready to begin building (what is set to be) one of the world's best homes

'[I] met with the master himself, Tadao Ando, to review and discuss a dream project we have been working on for the past two years,' Kim says. 'I visited his office in Japan so that we could make the finishing touches before we break ground.' 

Alongside the photos with Tadao Ando, Kim shared a glimpse at her future mansion – seen on the 8th photo of the carousel below. 3D-rendered designs of the planned mansion are also visible on the office table. 

'[I am] so deeply honored and incredibly humbled to have the opportunity to work with him and finally see this special project come to life,' Kim says.

Tadao is an autodidact architect whose projects were described by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as 'critical regionalism.' His most famous structures include the Church of the Light in Ibaraki and Row House in Sumiyoshi, Japan. He won the Pritzker Prize in 1995 and a Royal Gold Medal for architecture in 1997. 

According to documents obtained by The Sun, Kim and Tadao will build the 'space-ship style' mansion on her plot land in Palm Springs, California. Kim applied for the permit for her new single-family residence in November 2021; however, the permit expired before building. 

Nearly 11 months later, a trust associated with Kim reportedly applied for a second permit – meaning she can now start work on her project. 

Kim Kardashian

(Image credit: GettyImages)

From what we can see in the plans, the new mansion is designed to replicate a spaceship – consisting of a rounded-edged triangle with a hole in the center. The land is situated alongside a golf course and boasts views of the three surrounding mountain ranges (The San Jacinto, The Santa Rosa, and The San Bernadino mountains). 

The structure's planned design aligns with Kim Kardashian's known love for minimalist decorating ideas – primarily exhibited in her Hidden Hills house. 'Everything in my house is really minimal,’ Kim says in an open-tour video for Vogue. ‘There’s so much chaos out in the world that when I come home, I want it to be really quiet, and I want everything to feel calming.’

While it will surely be some time before we see inside this Tadao Ando structure, we expect that this, too, will follow suit. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.