Among the philosophies that have influenced modern
architects and their approach to building design are
rationalism, empiricism, structuralism, poststructuralism, and
In the late 20th century a new concept was added to those
included in the compass of both structure and function, the
consideration of sustainability. To satisfy the contemporary
ethos a building should be constructed in a manner which is
environmentally friendly in terms of the production of its
materials, its impact upon the natural and built environment
of its surrounding area and the demands that it makes upon
non-sustainable power sources for heating, cooling, water
and waste management and lighting.
Designing Homes and Businesses since the 1970's, our
team of designers and concept artists can deliver to you a
unique, cost effective and environmentally friendly design.
Working with your team we know how to create structures
that have a lasting impression.
Whether it's an exterior or interior renovation or something
totally new, our team has the vision to bring your ideas to
life. View the samples below and contact us today on your
- 2D & 3D Finished Renderings
- Blueprint Floor Plan Layouts to Scale
- Interior Designs, New and Renovations
- Store Front/Business Signage, Scale Renderings
- Designs Conforming to all Building Codes and Permits
Belleville Lake House Project
TDS Studios contracted to design
and render home additions on
Bellevelle lake. This is just the start
of many variations and also a rear
deck stretching out to the lake to
Click on designs for a closer look
BLONDIES of Detroit
Recreating the theme from the 80's in a new building and a new Rock & Roll venue
was challenging. Working with many of the originators of the clubs, our team was able
to deliver a positive new image for the club downtown, relaunching the business in
From the exterior building design to the stage designs, we were able to create a venue
that the public would enjoy coming to and also, the bands that came to town.
Keeping the retro look of the signage design along with the retro interior designs, our
teams collaborated in creating a retro look with todays club standards.
|Original building motif off of Fort Street in Detroit
New building concept to the right.
Click on the images for a closer look
The Camera Connection
After relocation in Redford Township, The Camera Connections was looking for a new
store frontage. Having to design the store frontage within the township guidelines, our
team out together several ideas for their consideration.
The designs we developed below are under consideration, once approved, one of these
may be selected for the new store.
|Click on their website for all your
|The Camera Connection
new store frontage
Click on the images below for
our new designs
Detroit Diesel Corporation
- Exterior Building Renovations
- Production Line Concepts
- Distributor/Dealership Lobby Concepts
Working with a team at Detroit Diesel and our team with another marketing
agency, combined we developed a new business frontage for the DDC
Outer Drive Engineering Facility. Also revamping several internal production
lines, where new businesses plan to build their products. These designs
were published in various industrial trade magazines as, DIESEL TODAY
and SAE AUTOMOTIVE ENGINNERING, The final designs were displayed
for the "Redford Renaissance in 2005"
|Click on the image to view DDC's website
|DETROIT DIESEL CORPORATION
Outer drive Engineering
Concept Business Frontage Design
Click on the image for a closer look
|EXTERIOR BUILDING RENOVATIONS
|PRODUCTION LINE CONCEPT DESIGNS
Concept Production Lines
Working with the DDC team, we took raw images where there was nothing existing
and created a running production line with new equipment, products, production
process and people.
The designs were used as large posters for the 2005 Redford Renaissance with
Governor Jennifer Granholm in attendance to introduce the new business activity at
DDC and for Michigan.
Click on the article in SAE AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING and the concept designs
Concept Axle Alliance Production Line
|Finished Rendering - Click on image for a closer look
Designer of New Yorks'
WORLD TRADE CENTER
|World Trade Center - New York
(Click on the image for many great shots of the WTC)
Height: 1,368 and 1,362 feet (417 and 415 meters)
Owners: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Architect: Minoru Yamasaki, Emery Roth and Sons consulting
Engineer: John Skilling and Leslie Robertson of Worthington,
Skilling, Helle and Jackson
Ground Breaking: August 5, 1966
Opened: 1970-73; April 4, 1973 ribbon cutting
Destroyed: September 11, 2001
The World Trade Center was more than its signature twin towers: it was a
complex of seven buildings on 16-acres, constructed and operated by the
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The towers, One and
Two World Trade Center, rose at the heart of the complex, each climbing
more than 100 feet higher than the silver mast of the Empire State Building.
Construction of a world trade facility had been under consideration since the
end of WWII. In the late 1950s the Port Authority took interest in the project
and in 1962 fixed its site on the west side of Lower Manhattan on a superblock
bounded by Vesey, Liberty, Church and West Streets. Architect Minoru
Yamasaki was selected to design the project; architects Emery Roth & Sons
handled production work, and, at the request of Yamasaki, the firm of
Worthington, Skilling, Helle and Jackson served as engineers.
The Port Authority envisioned a project with a total of 10 million
square feet of office space. To achieve this, Yamasaki considered
more than a hundred different building configurations before
settling on the concept of twin towers and three lower-rise
structures. Designed to be very tall to maximize the area of the
plaza, the towers were initially to rise to only 80-90 stories.
Only later was it decided to construct them as the world's tallest
buildings, following a suggestion said to have originated with
the Port Authority's public relations staff.
Yamasaki and engineers John Skilling and Les Robertson worked
closely, and the relationship between the towers' design and
structure was clear. Faced with the difficulties of building to
unprecedented heights, the engineers employed an innovative
structural model: a rigid "hollow tube" of closely spaced steel
columns with floor trusses extended across to a central core.
The columns, finished with a silver-colored aluminum alloy,
were 18 3/4" wide and set only 22" apart, making the towers
appear from afar to have no windows at all.
Also unique to the engineering design were its core and elevator
system. The twin towers were the first supertall buildings designed
without any masonry. Worried that the intense air pressure
created by the buildings, high speed elevators might buckle
conventional shafts, engineers designed a solution using a drywall
system fixed to the reinforced steel core. For the elevators, to
serve 110 stories with a traditional configuration would have
required half the area of the lower stories be used for shaftways.
Otis Elevators developed an express and local system, whereby
passengers would change at "sky lobbies" on the 44th and 78th
floors, halving the number of shaftways.
Construction began in 1966 and cost an estimated $1.5 billion.
One World Trade Center was ready for its first tenants in late
1970, though the upper stories were not completed until 1972;
Two World Trade Center was finished in 1973. Excavation to
bedrock 70 feet below produced the material for the Battery
Park City landfill project in the Hudson River. When complete,
the Center met with mixed reviews, but at 1,368 and 1,362 feet
and 110 stories each, the twin towers were the world's tallest,
and largest, buildings until the Sears Tower surpassed them
both in 1974.
The Skyscraper Museum
|Original interior shot above, new Concert Stage
Design to the right
Click on the images for a closer look
|Concept Distributor Lobby Design
|Concept HDE Production Line
|Finished Renderings - Click on image for a closer look
© Copyright Jeffery A. Taylor Design Studios 2012. All rights reserved
|Join Us On The Social Networks