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.

Diane Pham
AquaFence Barriers Pop Up in Manhattan to Protect Waterfront Homes Against Flooding

AquaFence Barriers Pop Up in Manhattan to Protect Waterfront Homes Against Flooding

As New Yorkers wait on the implementation of the large-scale, disaster-resistant interventions promised by the city after Hurricane Sandy, others are skirting bureaucracy and taking…

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Park Slope's New Solar Panel-Clad Residential Building Puts Its Best Facade Forward

Park Slope's New Solar Panel-Clad Residential Building Puts Its Best Facade Forward

A brand new building with a shiny solar facade has popped up in the Park Slope, Brooklyn. Designed by McMahon Studio, this cool structure features a 7KW photovoltaic-clad front that…

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Did the Masonic Pyramid on the Dollar Bill Inspire the Design of This Famous Park?

Did the Masonic Pyramid on the Dollar Bill Inspire the Design of This Famous Park?

Many of famed architect Louis Kahn's works have an air of mystery about them, but his design for the FDR Four Freedoms Park may be the most enigmatic of all. Built four decades after…

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Adorable 400 Sq. Ft. Studio for Rent in Brooklyn Also Meets Passive House Standards

Adorable 400 Sq. Ft. Studio for Rent in Brooklyn Also Meets Passive House Standards

The loft studio is located on the fourth floor of a brownstone sited along a picturesque, historic block in Brooklyn, just steps away from the Pratt Institute. Though small, the space…

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6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Hiding a Secret Underground Portal Brooklyn Heights is one of Brooklyn's most coveted neighborhoods. Brimming with beautiful brownstones and tree-lined…

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PHOTOS: Tour Three of Brooklyn's Most Coveted Townhouses

PHOTOS: Tour Three of Brooklyn's Most Coveted Townhouses

The Salle Residence + Art Studio In the late 1990s, artist David Salle purchased two derelict buildings in Brooklyn. Salle wanted to turn the 10,000 sq ft structures into a joint…

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Win Free Tickets to See New Film

Win Free Tickets to See New Film "If You Build It" at New York's IFC Center!

IF YOU BUILD IT (Official Trailer) from OCP Media on Vimeo. WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE NEW DESIGN MOVIE ‘IF YOU BUILD IT’! Be among the first New Yorkers to see If You Build…

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PHOTOS: Explore 4 Envy-Inducing Lofts, Penthouses and Townhomes from Dwell’s City Modern Home Tour

PHOTOS: Explore 4 Envy-Inducing Lofts, Penthouses and Townhomes from Dwell’s City Modern Home Tour

Chelsea's Resolution: 4 Architecture is best known for their prefabs, but this NYC studio has been transforming sky-high spaces all across the city. Their 14th Street Loft seen above…

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NYC EVENT: Get Free Tickets to an Important Panel Discussion with Ford and AIANY on Resilient Design

NYC EVENT: Get Free Tickets to an Important Panel Discussion with Ford and AIANY on Resilient Design

Hey New Yorkers! Here's your chance to meet some of today's most influential designers and architects, participate in an exciting panel discussion about resilient design and enjoy a…

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Join us for the WAD Archtober Tour of NYC and Meet Starchitects Like Daniel Libeskind and Richard Meier

Join us for the WAD Archtober Tour of NYC and Meet Starchitects Like Daniel Libeskind and Richard Meier

There's no question that NYC will be buzzing next month with countless Archtober events. But here at Inhabitat we're especially excited for the arrival of World Architecture Day! The…

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See NYC's Most Coveted Real Estate on Dwell's CITY MODERN Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours

See NYC's Most Coveted Real Estate on Dwell's CITY MODERN Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours

Want to know how NYC's finest live it up in the Big Apple? Join us for the third annual CITY MODERN Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours hosted by Dwell and New York Magazine! Visit a…

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Build a Beautiful Recycled Chandelier This Saturday at Build It Green!NYC's End of Summer Workshop

Build a Beautiful Recycled Chandelier This Saturday at Build It Green!NYC's End of Summer Workshop

Are you looking for a fun and creative activity to fall into this weekend? Join Inhabitat at Build It Green!NYC in Gowanus, Brooklyn this Saturday and spend an afternoon creating an…

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Visits Urban Chandy Founder and Designer Cassidy Brush in Her Brooklyn Studio

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Visits Urban Chandy Founder and Designer Cassidy Brush in Her Brooklyn Studio

Back in May, Inhabitat discovered a cool new designer showing off her incredible recycled hanging chandeliers at BKLYN Designs 2013. Called Urban Chandies, these gorgeous lighting…

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PHOTOS: Bizarre Japanese Victorian-Style Home Hides Treasures from Around the World in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Bizarre Japanese Victorian-Style Home Hides Treasures from Around the World in Brooklyn

131 Buckingham was built as part of a project initiated by developer Dean Alvord back in 1899. Dean purchased 50 acres of land with the intent of developing a residential area that…

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VIDEO: Would You Eat a Cricket Canape? New Yorkers Devour Chirp-Worthy Delights at the Future Food Salon

VIDEO: Would You Eat a Cricket Canape? New Yorkers Devour Chirp-Worthy Delights at the Future Food Salon

Cricket cuisine seems to be trending these days, and we've seen plenty of people debuting their newly minted edible insect farms across the web. With people lining up for hours to get…

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Want to See Your Home Featured on Inhabitat NYC? Send Us Photos!

Want to See Your Home Featured on Inhabitat NYC? Send Us Photos!

Are you a green-minded NYC inhabitant with a penchant for sustainable interior design? Inhabitat NYC is looking for cool, forward-thinking New Yorkers who want to share their green…

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FrankenBeaches: Sandy-Damaged Waterfronts to Be Repaired with Sand from Other Beaches

FrankenBeaches: Sandy-Damaged Waterfronts to Be Repaired with Sand from Other Beaches

This August, NYC will begin their latest beach restoration project, repairing popular Sandy-ravaged Brooklyn beaches located between W. 37th St. and Brighton Beach and requiring beach…

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6 Fun (and Free) Places to Take a Date on a Summer Night in NYC

6 Fun (and Free) Places to Take a Date on a Summer Night in NYC

Image via NYC Parks & Rec DATE IDEA #1: Walk the High Line at night We absolutely love the High Line here at Inhabitat. One of the best examples of adaptive reuse, this newly…

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Park Slope Dog Dash Brings Together Local Businesses and Friendly Pooches Looking for Fur-ever Homes

Park Slope Dog Dash Brings Together Local Businesses and Friendly Pooches Looking for Fur-ever Homes

Just a week ago, the boroughs' animal lovers and adorable pooches descended upon Brooklyn for the Park Slope Dog Dash—a scavenger hunt for humans and dogs benefitting dog rescue.…

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PHOTOS: MakerBot Opens New 50,000 Sq. Ft. 3D Printer Factory in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: MakerBot Opens New 50,000 Sq. Ft. 3D Printer Factory in Brooklyn

Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis cuts the ribbon with former New York State Senator and current Borough President of Brooklyn Marty Markowitz  Makerbot's new Sunset Park factory…

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Citi Bike Share Program Launches in New York City With 6,000 Bikes!

Citi Bike Share Program Launches in New York City With 6,000 Bikes!

Citi Bike just launched New York City's first bike sharing program as 6,000 royal blue cruisers took to the streets of Manhattan! So far more than 10,000 people have signed up to…

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Mysterious Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Actually Hides a Secret Underground Portal - PHOTOS

Mysterious Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Actually Hides a Secret Underground Portal - PHOTOS

© Heather Quinian The "home" stands at the Brooklyn end of the Joralemon Street Tunnel, which brings the 4 and 5  to and from Manhattan. The construction was in fact a residential…

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New York City Council to Give Green Light to Cornell's Tech Campus

New York City Council to Give Green Light to Cornell's Tech Campus

Back in March the NYC Planning Commission approved plans for Cornell's new tech campus located on Roosevelt Island - and now it looks like the university is about to jump its final…

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Viral Voices Panel Will Explore the Impact of Social Media, Technology and Device Culture on the Design Process

Viral Voices Panel Will Explore the Impact of Social Media, Technology and Device Culture on the Design Process

JOIN US Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, in NYC! There's no question that social media and mobile devices have a daily impact upon our lives - but what effects do these relatively…

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Breaking News: Pod of Dolphins Spotted Frolicking in the East River!

Breaking News: Pod of Dolphins Spotted Frolicking in the East River!

Dolphins just can't seem to get enough of NYC. Hot on the heels of March's East River dolphin spotting, we've just been tipped off that now a whole pod of dolphins has been seen…

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