Competition is open to everyone including students and professionals. Design a furniture, which is ergonomically sound, cost effective, environment friendly and feasible to build in neglected communities. As we all are aware, inhabitants in slums and other neglected communities lack space to accommodate. The furniture designed shall fit and transform from smaller spaces to larger spaces, based on adaptive user need, help them to store, sit, sleep, read, and write and more.

“If you think you have a great idea? Its your chance to show it. We will build and share it with communities.”

Ketham’s Atelier Architects is international practice based in India. Earlier, Ketham’s Atelier had made low cost furniture and trained students, widow women and others in neglected communities in making and donated the same to these communities. Ketham’s Atelier would support these competition winner designs and helps in developing design further and construct prototypes of it and will donate it to Thinking Hand NGO. NGO, who will share it with neglected communities. Below photo gallery shows furniture build and shared earlier.


Quality in design
Material (Environment friendly) Stability and structure
Build-able idea
Expressing idea clearly on paper

AWARDS: First, Second, Third and Two special mentions

Winning Project will be Build by Ketham’s Atelier Architects
Winning projects in Publication
Winning projects will receive Certificate
Built furniture will be Shared in Neglected Communities.

REGISTRATION: 31 December 2023 – Anyone can participate who is interested in designing (only one person in team)

Name, School/College/Profession, Age, Address, Phone number
*(Once registered PLEASE SEND YOU PAYMENT CONFIRMATION to email: [email protected] then you will receive unique ID number by email).

SUBMISSION: 31 December 2023

Project submission format:

Online submission to [email protected]
Maximum Two A3 size sheets (Potrait format)
Maximum Text 500 words, which expresses idea clearly. Scale of the drawings is up to participant’s choice.
Please mention your Unique Registration ID number on top right hand corner of the sheet.
Please submit your entry on or before 31 December at 23:59 IST (Indian Standard Time)


Early Registration: 30 October 2023.

Regular Registration: 30 November 2023.

Late Registration: 31 December 2023.

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023.

Winners Announcement: 31 January 2024.

Winner Detail Drawing; 05 February 2024.

Build & Share: 29 February 2024.

Organised & Funded by
Ketham’s Atelier Architects


Rudroj Ravi Kumar
SPA Delhi, India.
Asst. State Architect, R&B Dept. Telangana State.
CoA Member, India.
Sonali Dahotre
CEPT Ahmedabad
Landscape Architect,
Sparrow Landscape
Initiative, India.
Rasha Sukkarieh
Advance Architecture IAAC.
Architect, Independent
researcher & Head of strategic
development Nusaned.
Anna Keitemeier
Researcher in Architecture,
Urbanism & Environment.
KIT, Germany and
Satya Prakash
Associate Professor
National Institute of Fashion
Technology, India.

competition is over