“Casa Amica”, Project for the Construction of a Social-Assistance Structure and a Social-Healthcare Unit C.R.I., to Be Used for the Reception of Elderly People with Disabilities

  • Giuseppe LoscoEmail author
  • Andrea Lupacchini
  • Luca Bradini
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 544)


Following the earthquake of 24 August 2016 and subsequent replies that have affected several municipalities in the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria, resulting in a serious situation of danger and damage to structures and infrastructure falling within the territory, the City of Camerino and the Croce Rossa Italiana, National Committee, have signed a memorandum of understanding (of 28/04/2017) and a preliminary design document for the construction of a structure for hospitality and social-health facilities called “Casa Amica” to temporarily host the elderly with disabilities residing in the structure damaged by the earthquake. The aim of the intervention is to restore as soon as possible the functionality of the main activities serving the community by applying the most recent theories known in research, development and innovation related to the sector of technologies and services for active aging and healthy. Hence the idea of a structure that in the first instance serves to deal with the emergence of a social-sanitary type of accommodation and subsequently, to return to ordinary conditions, to meet the collective needs of the citizenship, to strengthen social and welfare activities, promote training and information activities, as well as recreational and creative activities for people of all ages. The SAAD, School of Architecture and Design “Eduardo Vittoria”, with headquarters in Ascoli Piceno, University of Camerino UNICAM, which for years has been involved in scientific research in the context of Smart City-House-Object, has Preliminary project of this innovative structure, trying to apply and experiment with all the design principles oriented to the Environment Assisted Living, Active and Healthy Aging and Smart Living culture.


Smart living Design Social healthcare 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Losco
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrea Lupacchini
    • 1
  • Luca Bradini
    • 1
  1. 1.Università di Camerino, Scuola di Ateneo di Architettura e Design “Eduardo Vittoria”Ascoli PicenoItaly

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