Nonie Niese­wand

Architectural Digest (UAE) - - Contributors -

An ac­com­plished de­sign writer and ed­i­tor, Niese­wand has served as ar­chi­tec­ture cor­re­spon­dent for The In­de­pen­dent, de­sign ed­i­tor at Bri­tish Vogue, and as con­tribut­ing ed­i­tor to House & Gar­den UK and Sur­face mag­a­zine. She took a tour of the new Jameel Arts Cen­tre in Dubai for this is­sue of AD Mid­dle East, in­ter­view­ing Anouk Vo­gel about the strik­ing desert-ap­pro­pri­ate gar­dens she has cre­ated (p.36).

What do you love about jour­nal­ism? I get to ask ques­tions of the most chal­leng­ing thinkers and do­ers of our time. Who are your he­roes? Zaha Ha­did, Nor­man Foster and land­scape artist Charles Jencks. Most ex­cit­ing ex­pe­ri­ence? Fly­ing in Nor­man Foster’s he­li­copter over his Chek Lap Kok air­port in Hong Kong hours be­fore its of­fi­cial open­ing

when there wasn’t a plane on the run­way.

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