Competition: Design Brief


  1. The proposed Home Office should be an existing space/room which the contestant has easy-access to (i.e. own home/condo)
  2. The proposed space should not be smaller than 12 sq. m. (3.0 m x 4.0 m D/W, variable height) or larger than 20 sq. m (4.0m x 5.0m D/W, variable height).
  3. The location of the Home Office may overlap with another room (i.e. Dining Room / Bedroom / Living Room), as long as there is a separate area designated for office space, and given that all interior design aspects are cohesive and functional.
  4. If the location of the Home Office overlaps with another living space, the designer must ensure that the space has a dual function, and can switch back and forth from each function without rearrangement / replacement of major furniture.
  5. The Home Office should be able to accommodate the following equipment:
    1. Desktop Computer
    2. Laptop Computer
    3. Tablet stand
    4. Printer
    5. Office chair
  1. The Home Office should promote productivity for any of the following activities:
    1. Virtual Meetings
    2. Online Schooling
    3. Table space for paperwork
    4. General office work
    5. studying
  1. The Home Office should be able to accommodate 1-2 person/s working or studying at the same time.
  2. The Home Office should be well-lit, with ambient and task lighting.
  3. The Home Office should have good acoustics in order to:
  • Avoid noise reverberation from several simultaneous activities or meetings
  • Block our noise and distractions from adjacent rooms


The cost of the project to furnish and complete the surface finishes – i.e. wall floor and
ceiling, including lighting fixtures and accessories is estimated at Php 12,000.00 per square meter,
inclusive of labor and materials.