At Palafox, one of our design principles is to “build with the terrain, not against it.”
The following are recommendations we would like to share when it comes to hillside developments.
- Environmental preservation: By minimizing site manipulation, we can mitigate ecosystem disruption, preserve habitats, and mitigate soil erosion to support long-term environmental sustainability.
- Cost efficiency: Less grading reduces earthworks expenses, material handling, and associated construction costs, which lead to more budget-friendly projects.
- Safety enhancement: Minimized grading promotes stable terrains, decreasing risks of landslides, soil instability, and related safety hazards for both construction and future use.
- Aesthetic integration: Controlled grading maintains natural topography thus integrating buildings and roads harmoniously with surroundings and enhancing visual appeal and community acceptance.
Published on August 31, 2023