The Kolkata Architecture Foundation (KAF) is envisaged as a platform to encourage and support architectural activities across the city and eventually rally the architectural fraternity to contribute towards social change. Eventually, the Foundation intends to be a platform that brings together architects, entrepreneurs, government agencies and the end-users to start a sustainable practice of architectural activism in Kolkata and beyond.



  1. To establish a platform for the collection, collation and dissemination of architectural knowledge.

  2. To encourage the participation of the local architectural community in the development of the city's social landscape.

  3. To arrange educational programmes/ lectures/ workshops, raising public awareness of the existing built environment, to understand the limitations and constraints of living conditions and to provide design solutions for improvement/ sustenance of the same.


Abin Chaudhuri

Principal and Founder, Abin Design Studio, Kolkata

Kamalika Bose

Consulting Expert, ICOMOS International Secretariat to UNESCO 

SAH-Getty International Fellow / 2016

Fulbright Scholar / 2011-13

Assistant Professor, CEPT University, Ahmedabad / 2008-15

MA. Historic Preservation Planning, Cornell University / 2013

Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay

Professor, Department of Architecture, Town and Regional Planning
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

Alternate Member, Panel for Timber and Bamboo under National Building Code of India

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Area of Work


  • A series of design dialogues under the initiative "Samagam", with the intent to identify and discuss current architectural/ design practices, urban issues and possible learning solutions;

  • Events and Workshops in collaboration with institutes and/or experts in the field, to generate hands-on learning and awareness programmes;

  • Open sourcing of selected works for public use;

  • Publication of research work and articles;

  • Appraisal of urban design guidelines/ municipal rules that have a potential to initiate a positive development in urban, fringe as well as rural areas;

  • Scholarship programmes and limited competitions to generate solutions to current issues.

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