Frequently Asked Questions


What is KAF:

“ONE” multidisciplinary binding body for the built environment; a citizens’ collective with an intent for architectural and urban development.


Why is KAF required:

  1. Interactive citizens’ platform for stakeholders and beneficiaries to collaborate with designers for a better physical environment;
  2. Awareness of architects – optimisation (appropriation/ rationalisation) of resources, capital, labour, aesthetics and functionality;
  3. To organize and join various scattered activities across the city to affect built and environmental structure.



Founded in October 2017, as a collaborative effort by group of individuals and organizations from various architectural disciplines, ranging from design practice to policy makers and academia.


How KAF Functions:

  1. “Engage” or raise awareness – through various workshops, social media, public participation events and word of mouth;
  2. “Encourage” or discuss – through routine discourses, identify issues and platforms for sharing best practices, knowledge and learning; open sourcing of available material;
  3. “Enquire” or research – involving various organizations or independent work;
  4. “Intervene” – implementation of learning in 4 phases: Proposals, stakeholder/ beneficiary participation in design development, implementing on ground, review and document for future use.


Challenges Faced:

  1. Funding for various projects, as most work is voluntary;
  2. Outreach to sections of stakeholder/ beneficiaries;
  3. Need for upgradation of government and applicable policies;
  4. Limited access to public data.