Of_Substance is the collaborative practise of Björn Rust and Nikhila Madabhushi.

Outcomes for Impact

We are Of_Substance, a social impact design studio providing expertise in architecture, built environment, creative direction and global development.





1. that of which a thing consists
2. the subject matter of thought, discourse, study, etc.
3. substantial or solid character or quality
4. the essential part of a thing; essence.
5. a thing considered as a continuing whole


Photo: Linsey Rendell
Björn Rust
Post-industrial designer, researcher and creative director, developing human-centred solutions for purpose-driven people.
Nikhila Madabhushi
Architect, researcher and educator developing projects that shape our socio-spatial environments.

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