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Timescales deaden the art of creating a joyous building

This is my first column. The thought of producing it every week is rather daunting when one considers that I have spent a lifetime (at least my life so far) arranging my time so that I do not have to do anything to any deadline. The world in general, and that of architecture in particular, is festooned with people regulating each other. I have often heard the cry: 'I know it's not as good as it could be, but I will miss the deadline if I do not take the decision now!' Another piece ...

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