Arkitektstudio Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff was founded by Håkan Widjedal, Natasha Racki and Philip Bergerhoff in 2004. Founders and co-workers work together as a creative team expanding and contracting depending on the needs of the project. By having different nationalities and experiences, a project always becomes a creative and intense process where clients and external consultants also play an important role.
The office back catalogue, which to a high degree consists of private houses, bares witness of the main focuses of the office: to utilize the initial ideas and concepts, making them present in every aspect of the project, often down to the smallest detail.
The ambition is always to identify the unique potentials in the assignment and make use of them. With care for details, the projects are executed in close relation to client and builders. Concept, design and construction are seen as inseparable issues to ensure an optimized final outcome.
Issues that seem to reoccur in almost every project are questions on how buildings relate to their context in terms of functional-, visual-, and thematically aspects. Often, this results in studies exploring ways to integrate the building with the surrounding environment.
Many of the houses have been set in scenic landscapes and as a result the interaction between landscape and building has been central. In larger projects, social and cultural aspects tend to get more focus, as seen in Naturum Eklandskapet. Here the architecture, a tool for integration of nature and city, also acts as tool to integrate people of different ages and interests; an urban stage attracting students as well as older people.
The office has taken part in several exhibitions, received numerous awards, among one is the 1st price in The Swedish Wood Award. We are continuously being published in national as well as international architecture press and literature. We have been teaching at the architecture faculty of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and held lectures at various architecture schools.