The rehabilitation of the façade with projected cork of the Kikumbera house in Bermeo, Bizkaia has been carried out. It is a detached single-family house, with a garden, which rises in a steep place on a cliff between the port of Bermeo and the Mundaca road.
It is a Basque rationalist construction by Fernando Arzadun, carried out at the end of the 1920s. It is the architectural reproduction of a boat. Bermeo is a town rooted in the seafaring tradition, since its economy is based mainly on fishing and canned fish. The building was declared an artistic historical monument in 1995.
It is a building with a complex plant, in the shape of a rectangle with curved and broken profiles on some of its sides, which has a strong horizontal development and whose elevation is resolved in a semi-basement, ground floor, main floor and two more heights in the cubic block that As a tower, it emerges from the building ending with a mast. It is a building that presents a clear staggering through various surfaces. The terraced plants and flat roofs stand out. The facades are raised with the double function of closing floors and enhancing the ship’s shape of the house. The house is currently owned by Rosalía Arzadun, Julián Arzadun and Elena Arzadun.
Sprayed cork was applied in a thin layer VIPEQ® F08 extra white and garnet colors.