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How many modern homes feature technologies that adapt to keep you isolated from excessive heat or cold as the seasons change?  The TDA House in Oaxaca, Mexico does that exactly, and also adds a breathtaking view of the Mexican Pacific. Designed by Cadaval & Sola-Morales and clad in concrete, the house uses a set of movable panels on the front structure that helps it shield off when bad weather hits, and can retract them on a pleasant day transforming into a glittering beach house.  While we imagine that a StyleCraver like you could do a better job with the interior (this one leaves a bit to be desired), the  ‘shielding-aspect’ of the house is what makes it stand out from other beach houses. [via PlatformaArquitectura]