室内和室外的概念不一定与那些覆盖和未覆盖的概念联系在一起。人类倾向于以自我为中心的方式来考虑环境。柏格森著名的“ 此时此地 ”概念暗示了无论你身在何处，内心都是存在的。当我们在城里或花园里时，我们把它们当作室内装饰。反之，内部通过室外限定要素的存在而获得外部的氛围。
Notions of interior and exterior are not necessarily linked to those of covered and uncovered. Human beings are inclined to consider the environment in an egocentric manner. The famous notion of Bergson ‘hic et nunc (here and now) suggests an interior wherever you are. When we are in town or in a garden, we consider them as interiors. Conversely the interior acquires its intensity by the presence of limits relative to an exterior.
The architect uses methods of juxtaposition and interpenetration to regulate interior-exterior relationships and to articulate transitions as inside-outside, man-nature, privatepublic, element-context… He establishes intermediary zones of transition which belong to both.《 Elements of Architecture：From Form to Place 》