Pratt Pavilion by hanrahan Meyers architects plays a fun game of inside/ outside. Pratt Pavilion is a small pavilion with big ambitions, on the main Pratt campus in Fort Green, Brooklyn. The pavilion floats in the air, above a glass entry vestibule. The pavilion is a single room, which is used as the main teaching gallery for Pratt's Design Center, which houses all of the main design programs at Pratt Institute.
Victoria Meyers architect
The plan above shows the plan of the Pavilion, to the south of a new courtyard, to the north. The courtyard and the Pavilion Gallery were designed to occupy approximately the same area, with similar shapes: to be mirror images. 'Mirror' - meaning - that we include the distortions inherent in the reflection.
I would argue that the Courtyard could be seen as 'Inside-Out'; and that the Pratt Pavilion Gallery is 'Outside-In' - as a spatial experience.
These dispositions and juxtapositions of what is normally outside, being inside, and, vice-versa, what is normally inside being outside, have a history in architectural design projects. This would include the vestibule at Michelangelo's Laurentian Library, which is very much an Inside-Out space, through its extreme height, and its details.