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"It looks like an ordinary home, but there are decisions here that are out of the ordinary," Kuo says of the multiresidence property, which he worked with his team to renovate via WhatsApp while he was in Boston teaching at Harvard and MIT. The plaza-like area between the front house and the new accessory dwelling unit, for example, is finished with diagonal strips of concrete and decomposed granite—details Kuo says are intended to eliminate boundaries in the communal outdoor space.