Minami-nagata Apartment Complexes (Part 3)
These huge and various buildings were designed by Ichiura Housing & Planning ( at that time, it’s called Ichiura Urban-Development & Construction Consultants).
The company started in 1952, founded by an architect, Ken Ichiura. I was surprised just now to learn he was the very inventor of “Star-shaped” building (“Y” form building seen from above) for apartment complexes.
He and his office planned and designed a lot of Danchi (apartment buildings) in Japan.
This buildings are located in Minami-Ku, Yokohama. The project of this apartment complexes started in 1970, and the construction was completed between 1971 and 1974.