Diane Pham

 

Diane is Inhabitat's Senior Editor and a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from the University of Southern California, she enjoyed a brief stint at SCI-Arc, then working for the A+D Museum in Los Angeles, Perkins Eastman Architects and Resolution 4: Architecture.

A native Angeleno, she’s also lived in Milan, Paris and Buenos Aires, and still has her sights set beyond the borders of the US. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, learning new languages, and doing as many new things as she can, every moment she can.

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Team Texas’ Solar Decathlon ADAPT House Takes Advantage of El Paso’s Abundant Sunlight

Team Texas’ Solar Decathlon ADAPT House Takes Advantage of El Paso’s Abundant Sunlight

The Texas student team created ADAPT with the belief that a home is not just a location or state of mind but a place where the heart is.  The house was designed with desert living in mind and

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Stevens Institute’s Ecohabit Home Stands Out with Photovoltaic Shingles at the Solar Decathlon 2013

Stevens Institute’s Ecohabit Home Stands Out with Photovoltaic Shingles at the Solar Decathlon 2013

The 1,300 square foot home is a simple, low-slung L-shaped construction made up of two modules—a 'dry module' that hosts all of the home's living areas and a 'wet module' containing all of

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Watch Ford and the AIANY’s ‘Design With a Purpose’ Webcast Featuring a Panel of Leading Architects & Auto Designers!

Watch Ford and the AIANY’s ‘Design With a Purpose’ Webcast Featuring a Panel of Leading Architects & Auto Designers!

On October 3rd, 2013, Inhabitat kicked off NY's Archotober with a fantastic panel discussion and live webcast at New York's Center For Architecture, to talk about resilient design and the

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Team SCI-Arc and Caltech’s Transforming DALE House Expands to More Than Double its Size at the Solar Decathlon

Team SCI-Arc and Caltech’s Transforming DALE House Expands to More Than Double its Size at the Solar Decathlon

The SCI-Arc-/Caltech home, DALE, which stands for Dynamic Augmented Living Environment, is an exercise two years in the making that reacts to California's love for super-sized suburban tract

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Team Las Vegas’ DesertSol Home Brings a Base Camp for Desert Exploration to the Solar Decathlon

Team Las Vegas’ DesertSol Home Brings a Base Camp for Desert Exploration to the Solar Decathlon

Though DesertSol was developed as a second home, or "base camp" for an adventurous couple between the ages of 35 and 75, the home is well-suited to serve as a full-time residence for those with

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Join Inhabitat, Ford & the AIA for ‘Design With a Purpose’ Panel Discussion on Resilient Design

Join Inhabitat, Ford & the AIA for ‘Design With a Purpose’ Panel Discussion on Resilient Design

In celebration of Archtober happening this month in NYC, the Ford Motor Company and the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) chapter are teaming up to bring us a brand new panel

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NYC DESIGNERS: We’re Giving Away Tickets to the ‘Design With a Purpose’ Panel Event Happening in New York October 3rd!

NYC DESIGNERS: We’re Giving Away Tickets to the ‘Design With a Purpose’ Panel Event Happening in New York October 3rd!

Calling all New York Designers! Want to attend our latest panel discussion, Design With a Purpose, happening in NYC? We’ve teamed up with Ford and the AIANY to give away 10 TICKETS to

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Today is Park(ing) Day 2013 – Send Us Your Photos!

Today is Park(ing) Day 2013 – Send Us Your Photos!

We want to see your Park(ing) Day photos! Today is Park(ing) Day and we're on the hunt for the coolest pop-up parks reclaiming parking spaces around the world! Park(ing) Day is a chance to take

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Alchemy Architects Build Tiny Prefab weeHouses that Connect with Nature

Alchemy Architects Build Tiny Prefab weeHouses that Connect with Nature

Alchemy Architects' weeHouses are constructed as pre-built modules framed with steel and wood. They can be built in as little as six to nine months and take some serious abuse from nature. The

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Enter Inhabitots’ Back to School Contest to Score Over $100 Worth of Green Goodies

Enter Inhabitots’ Back to School Contest to Score Over $100 Worth of Green Goodies

Summer break is over and most kids have already started to head back to school. If you want to make your little one's new academic school year all the more special, then enter the Inhabitots'

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LEGO Debuts a New Female Scientist Minifigure!

LEGO Debuts a New Female Scientist Minifigure!

Image courtesy Maia Weinstock There have been plenty of grievances over the years about the lack of women represented in LEGO building sets (not to mention the appearance of existing

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: 8 Questions with Architect Tom Kundig

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: 8 Questions with Architect Tom Kundig

Chicken Point Cabin, Idaho Inhabitat: Many well-known architects make it a point to establish offices in large cities, but even with your success Olson + Kundig remains in the (arguably) more

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Learn Passive Solar Design with Boston Architectural College’s Brand New Online Course

Learn Passive Solar Design with Boston Architectural College’s Brand New Online Course

For those of you not familiar with ‘passive heating and cooling design’, it’s a building design strategy based primarily upon knowledge of thermodynamics and how the sun moves through the

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Miniwiz’s Stylish Re-Wine Desktop Lamp is Made from 100% Trash

Miniwiz’s Stylish Re-Wine Desktop Lamp is Made from 100% Trash

Done partying? Don't toss that wine bottle into the recycling bin just yet! Miniwiz has got a great design that will give you at least one more reason to raise your glass. Designed as a wine

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New Study from Duke University Links Autism to Induced and Augmented Labor

New Study from Duke University Links Autism to Induced and Augmented Labor

Duke University researchers recently published a study that suggests that autism may be linked to labor induction and augmentation. The study revealed that mothers who had induced labor have a

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INFOGRAPHIC: Inside Elon Musk’s Hyperloop – Will It Be the 5th Form of Transportation?

INFOGRAPHIC: Inside Elon Musk’s Hyperloop – Will It Be the 5th Form of Transportation?

Sometime today, billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk is expected to unveil the Alpha design of the Hyperloop, a high-speed train that promises travel at twice the speed of a

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BMW Unveils New 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle in New York City!

BMW Unveils New 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle in New York City!

Earlier this morning, BMW unveiled the brand new 2014 i3 at an exclusive event in New York City - and Inhabitat was on the scene to get a first look at this hot all-electric vehicle! The i3

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INTERVIEW: HOK’s Bill Odell on the Design of Saudi Arabia’s KAUST University, the World’s Largest LEED Platinum Project

INTERVIEW: HOK’s Bill Odell on the Design of Saudi Arabia’s KAUST University, the World’s Largest LEED Platinum Project

This interview was first published in November, 2011 Opened late 2009, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, has come to be Saudi Arabia's

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INTERVIEW: HOK’s Yann Weymouth Discusses Designing the Hurricane-Resistant Salvador Dalí Museum

INTERVIEW: HOK’s Yann Weymouth Discusses Designing the Hurricane-Resistant Salvador Dalí Museum

Earlier this year we reported on the opening of the stunning Salvador Dalí Museum located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The museum is home to the world's largest collection of Dalí works, and

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Your Own Placenta

The Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Your Own Placenta

The thought of consuming something that's slipped out of one's body will probably make most cringe, but there's a growing trend that finds women eating their own placenta shortly after giving

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‘Move the Hut’ Lawsuit Filed Against Architect Tom Kundig for Building on an Untouched Ridgeline in Methow Valley, WA

‘Move the Hut’ Lawsuit Filed Against Architect Tom Kundig for Building on an Untouched Ridgeline in Methow Valley, WA

We never would have expected Tom Kundig to be embroiled in legal battle with a community of conservationists, but the characteristically eco-minded architect was slapped with a lawsuit a few

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Mysterious La Manzanera Resort Rises from the Seaside Cliffs of Calpe, Spain

Mysterious La Manzanera Resort Rises from the Seaside Cliffs of Calpe, Spain

La Manzanera took nearly two decades to construct, and today is a full resort and apartment complex that features swimming pools, bars, restaurants and sports facilities. However, the project's

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GREEN MY RIDE: Win a Brand New 7-Speed Linus Scout Bicycle + Accessories (Worth $645!)

GREEN MY RIDE: Win a Brand New 7-Speed Linus Scout Bicycle + Accessories (Worth $645!)

The sun is out, the weather is warm, and the days are longer than ever — and pedaling around town on a brand new bicycle is the best way to savor all that summer has to offer! Inhabitat has

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How to Shop for Non-GMO Foods at Your Local Markets

How to Shop for Non-GMO Foods at Your Local Markets

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that there has been plenty of talk lately about GMO foods. Are GMOs safe? Are GMOs a silent danger? Are

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Don’t Miss the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute’s First Ever Biomimicry Education Summit and Conference in Boston!

Don’t Miss the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute’s First Ever Biomimicry Education Summit and Conference in Boston!

Interest in biomimicry has grown tremendously over the past few years as professions ranging from architects to doctors, engineers to climate scientists look to nature for solutions to some of

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Explore the Elemental LED Design Center – Your Online Resource for the Latest in Energy Efficient Lighting

Explore the Elemental LED Design Center – Your Online Resource for the Latest in Energy Efficient Lighting

Are you an eco-conscious architect, designer or lighting professional looking to stay up to date on the latest innovations coming off the energy-efficient lighting front? We've teamed up

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8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

Broccoli + Lettuce + Celery Suffering from limp celery, soft broccoli, or less that sprightly salads? Keep these greens their crispest by wrapping them in tin foil before storing them in the

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Watch Inhabitat’s ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Hear from Leading Auto Designers and Architects!

Watch Inhabitat’s ‘Big Ideas in Small Spaces’ Webcast and Hear from Leading Auto Designers and Architects!

Watch the 'Big Ideas in Small Spaces: Proportion in Design' discussion right here! Our webcast has just ended, but you can still hear everything that was discussed by clicking on the video

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HYREL Creates a 3D Play-Doh Printer for Kids!

HYREL Creates a 3D Play-Doh Printer for Kids!

Kids can now 3D print their own creations using HYREL's 3D Play-Doh printer. Dubbed the Emulsifiable Extruder (EM01), this amped up extruder brings molding fun to the next level. Little ones

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Inhabitat is Now on Google+!

Inhabitat is Now on Google+!

Hey, Inhabireaders! We've just launched our Google+ page and we're hoping that you'll join us in sharing the latest and greatest in green design and technology with the world. We'll be posting

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