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Re: A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2011, 09:26
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Re: A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2011, 03:46
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Re: A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2011, 12:36
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Re: CR Architecture [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2011, 23:00
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Between E and B, I feel E is an assumption, whereas B states the outcome. IMO B. I have not selected E because if I negate the statement in E, conclusion fails to substantiate.


Nice explanation, I mistake E for assumption. B must be inference from the argument. Thanks
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Re: A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2012, 05:19
A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.

Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?

(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use.

A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive
To be unobtrusive there must be TWO conditions to follow (i) Inviting & (ii) Functional.

... strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.
Above mentioned (ii) point is violated by some , so one condition is not satisfying ( out of (i) Inviting & (ii) Functional) so it can't be unobtrusive.

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Re: A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2013, 13:15
i know OA is B but i am not sure i agree. i feel B is a mistaken negation, here is why

question says "if it is to be both inviting (INV) and functional (FUN) for public use, must be unobtrusive (UOBT)"
So INV & FUN ---> UOBT
now, "modern archtect... strong personalities (MASP) ...producing buildings that are not functional (-FUN)"
So MASP ---> -FUN

in order for B to be correct, you need -FUN ---> -UOBT, but you can't get there with INV & FUN ---> UOBT

it is a typical mistaken negation, isn't it?
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Re: A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2013, 06:26
B for me as well...
B logically follows form the the argument.
A,C and D are certainly wrong.
in case of E, it does not follow logically. Some buildings may have the architect's personality but still be useful to public.
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Re: A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2013, 10:26
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i know OA is B but i am not sure i agree. i feel B is a mistaken negation, here is why

question says "if it is to be both inviting (INV) and functional (FUN) for public use, must be unobtrusive (UOBT)"
So INV & FUN ---> UOBT
now, "modern archtect... strong personalities (MASP) ...producing buildings that are not functional (-FUN)"
So MASP ---> -FUN

in order for B to be correct, you need -FUN ---> -UOBT, but you can't get there with INV & FUN ---> UOBT

it is a typical mistaken negation, isn't it?


Hi Jason,

Forgive me for being blunt, but I honestly think you are overcomplicating.

2 points:
1. Even if your complicated answer has merit, then it's clear that all the other answers are far worse, so in the exam, you'd be wrong to look elsewhere

2. I don't think your argument stands (I hope I have read it correctly - your shorthand is confusing).

The argument says basically that modern buildings are obtrusive. This is because modern architects have egos.

The functional/inviting stuff is explanation not argument.

So the conclusion just has to be related to the argument. For B this works nicely.

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A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2015, 12:51
hibloom wrote:
A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.

Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?

(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use.


This one is nightmarish and I am happy to have got it right. Answer is indeed B.

A. The premise has been reversed. The argument says that for architecture to be inviting and functional, it must be unobtrusive.... You can't turn it around to say all unobtrusive architecture is inviting and functional.

B. Correct. This is more or less stated in the argument and causes no logical flaws. Don't worry if you think that 'this is already in the agrument'. That is perfectly alright because then it doesn't have a flaw in it, unlike all others.

C. A modern architect is different from any architect. Argument says that modern architects plagued by egoism cannot produce functional buildings. Look out for subtle changes such as this.

D. Similar to A. Premise has been reversed whereas it cannot be.

E. Again, the problem with modern architect vs. architect remains. Irrespective of that, for this to be true, we require additional assumptions because the argument did not say that the egoism problem is with ALL modern architects.
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