Autonomous and without barriers, here is “Ale’s house”

A technologically advanced house, without barriers, autonomous in terms of energy, full of light and green spaces. “La casa di Ale” is a “special” house, a pilot project conceived by the father of a disabled child that integrates solutions and technologies capable of separating daily life from rehabilitation.

The story of “La casa di Ale”

Ale is Alessandro, a child who at the age of four contracted a very rare virus that does not allow him to walk or breathe independently. Thus, to allow Ale “to grow peacefully, to find his balance and strength to move forward, in an environment that could emphasize his peculiarities and skills”, says Marco Meroni, creator of the project and father of Alessandro, to Villa Guardia in the province of Como was born “La casa di Ale” which, as soon as it is ready, will become the new home of Alessandro and his family. Many partners, from suppliers of home automation to specific companies that design technologies related to disability, who wanted to take part in the initiative. The house, among other things, is also zero-impact: the environmental impact is in fact compensated, they explain, through carbon credits generated by the creation and protection of growing forests in Madagascar.

A concept house to help other people

Once completed, the intentional house will become one concept house from which to draw inspiration for other projects of this type: “We will make ours available know how, our contacts and there will be the possibility to make it available for visits. Through the web, the various problems faced and the relative solutions adopted will also be explained, explains Alessandro’s father. As part of the initiative, a Facebook page called Il Volo di Ale was also published, which “comes from the desire to tell the story and transform it into something positive”. The aspects related to technologies and technological solutions applied to the home are instead dealt with on the dedicated website, with the aim of allowing all those who have special needs to discover the many solutions that can be implemented, starting from technology, to make the life of a disabled person as simple and autonomous as possible.