A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking secon...

on July 4 at 11:34PM

Don’t understand how answer choice B is correct

Hi! Can someone please elaborate on why B is correct? It seems to me that it concludes the sufficient condition of the contrapositive which I thought one could not do. Thank you!

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Shunhe on July 5 at 05:43PM

Hi @elawrencehenderson,

Thanks for the question! This one is definitely a pretty weird one. The key phrase to pay attention to here is that the modern architects “have violated this precept.” In other words, the sufficient condition occurred, but the necessary condition didn’t occur. So normally, if architecture is inviting and functional, then it must be unobtrusive. But this is violated; the architecture actually ends up being obtrusive. So since modern architects have let their strong personalities take over their work, then they have produced buildings that are obtrusive. And this is what (B) tells us. Like I said, it’s a pretty weird one, and it’s from an older game so you shouldn’t worry too much about weird ones like this. But it is good to familiarize yourself with them so if one does happen to appear, at least you’ve seen them before.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.