Prime Minister’s Award for Community Empowerment
Cristina and Karl Bengs were awarded Prime Minister’s Award for Community Empowerment. First couple to be awarded in its 34 years history. Their community activities in Taketokoro and Matsudai were highly evaluated.
Reviving Old Houses: His Method
When Karl Bengs revives private houses, he preserves the frame of buildings which are over 100 years old. The remaining processes are consistent to creating a new house. He aspires to display valuable, cultural assets such as the keyaki beams and posts while providing comfortable living spaces for future generations.
Also, by utilizing German furniture, fabric and lighting, and reusing materials for tabletops and counters, Bengs integrates his unique design style as he personally works with each customer.
In order to bring out the best of the house’s history and create a relaxing space, he incorporates German-made windows, kitchens, stoves, and natural slates that prioritize functionality.
At KARL BENGS AND ASSOCIATES, we strive to retain the aura of the traditional Japanese lifestyle in a home which is made to last over the generations.