Building in Reverse. Chicago's first residential deconstruction is currently underway according to the always-informative local green architecture blog, Green Bean. A two story home on the north side is being deconstructed, a process in which building is carefully dismantled, allowing for the salvage of all components (down to "every last stud") rather than demolition. posted originally from: AT:Chicago Green Bean applauds the project, process and Urban Habitat Chicago (UHC) and The Reuse People. This makes so much sense - we were happy to see that the second deconstruction project is already in the works - for a home in Bridgeport. The pluses according to UHC?