Reimagining the Honda Civic Hatchback

Lead designer Daisuke Tsutamori explains how the team managed to make this new design just a little bit radical

Possibly the most successful car in Honda’s history, the Civic hit America’s shores in the midst of a gas crisis in the mid-1970s and became the first large-volume Honda car sold in the US. Next year, we’ll see the 11th generation Civic sold worldwide, debuting as a 2022 Hatchback model. With Americans buying fewer cars, and committing more to SUV crossovers, Honda had to shake …

Previewing Volkswagen’s 2022 Golf GTI

The hatchback gets an aggressive makeover

Come 2022, the base Volkswagen Golf will, sadly, no longer be sold in the USA. While this is a design story about the 2022 Golf GTI, it’s important to understand that the Golf—which has been available in the USA since the 1970s—won’t be available in this part of the world because when Americans purchase hatchbacks they prefer aggressive hatchbacks rather than basic ones. The good …

Behind the Design of Williamsburg’s Bathhouse

Co-owners Travis Talmadge and Jason Goodman on their spa for the future in a century-old building

Williamsburg’s aptly named, recently opened Bathhouse—in a renovated 1930s soda factory that was once home to the Brooklyn Bottling Company and Dr. Brown’s Soda—has been renovated and designed by co-founders Travis Talmadge and Jason Goodman in collaboration with Jennifer Carpenter of Verona Carpenter Architects. The space meticulously preserves many of the original elements including the vaulted ceilings, original brickwork and a 100-foot-tall smokestack that now serves …