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Pampered Petz by Rptecture Architects, Hornsby - Sydney

Australian owned and operated since 2012, Pampered Petz is a luxury pet store located in Hornsby, New South Wales. Situated within a prominent Westfield shopping centre complex, the store creates an exciting new pet shopping experience. The design was heavily influenced by the company's slogan "My Pet, My Family". Taking inspiration from the idea of pets as part of the family, the design concept of 'the family home' emerged. The project required vigorous research into the functional display and storage requirements of a pet store, as well as pairing that with the best interior layout for the pets quality of life. The interior fit out mostly consists of blonde colored timber, providing a cohesive look and feel to the entirety of the shop. In order to create interest and subtle differences within each zone of the store, the same material has been utilized and applied in differing ways throughout the space. The glazing in the animal enclosure areas have been reduced in height in order to allow for an open, airy pet living environment. This also increases the interaction between pet and possible new owner/family member. To enhance the levels of interaction the animals have been raised up from the ground, perfectly situated at a child's eye level. On one sides of the enclosure, a ledge has been placed for people to sit with the animals and stay for an extended amount of time. Overtime, pictures of purchased pets and their new family members will fill the frames located above the front counter.

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