Kieran McInerney Architect
Kieran McInerney Architect provides architectural services for residential alterations and additions, new houses, apartment buildings as well as public projects. Our aim is to form characterful, memorable and functional spaces, which reflect and complement the user’s life and its circumstances. A close working relationship with our clients provides the basis for many of our most successful projects. Kieran McInerney has worked for leading practices in Sydney and London on a range of projects including educational, residential, commercial and public buildings, comprising 20 years of experience in Australia and Overseas.
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This existing 2 bedroom Paddington terrace was dilapidated, and the clients, a young family with two kids, asked for 2 additional bedrooms, a basement and a lofty living/dining and kitchen space. The living area was opened up to the rear part of the building by removing all internal walls. The dining/kitchen area at the back of the house was lowered to gain direct access to an external deck and the lower rear garden. This also created a split-level inside the building, which separates the living from the kitchen/dining area and at the same time opens up and connects those spaces via a full width stair.
House on Captain Pipers Road
House on Captain Pipers Road 2012 This hilltop house has remarkable views to North Head, Manly, the Sydney CBD and the Blue Mountains. As the large plain building was transformed into a luxurious and environmentally responsible house, a close working relationship was formed with the developer client. A promenade of paths, stairs and landings unfolds views and events from the lush new garden up through the living floor to the rooftop lookout. Each bedroom and living area is linked to a dedicated outdoor space. Angled walls and sunken terraces frame harbour views and protect privacy. Passive solar heating and cooling is augmented by a hydronic floor heating system. The house will have excellent natural light and ventilation, generous banks of thermal mass, substantial insulation, solar water and pool heating and ample rainwater storage. These environmental responsible design initiatives help to create the feeling of wellbeing and security that is evident in this house. photography: peter bennetts
Watsons Bay Baths
Watsons Bay, 2010
This upgrade and redesign of Watsons Bay Baths ensures its continuing use and provides the world’s first deep water wheelchair access to a tidal sea pool. Two new robust concrete piers lead to broad platforms giving access for (lap)swimming in a natural marine habitat where seagrass and seahorse habitats are created and protected. A double hairpin access ramp and gangway provide views of the whole pool and descend to the new access pontoon. This pontoon is the primary access to the pool for all swimmers including those with disabilities, children and the elderly. The immersed ramp inspires water confidence and ensures that users of all abilities can enter the water at the same location and in the same depth of water in any tidal situation. The new yellow pontoon floating in new Watsons Bay Baths is a wheelchair accessible pontoon, a paddling pool, a water fun park, and place to talk and sunbathe for all to gather and enjoy the harbour.