Of_Substance is the collaborative practise of Björn Rust and Nikhila Madabhushi founded on trust and respect.




Of_Substance
Outcomes for Impact



We are Of_Substance, a multi-disciplinary design practice developing community-led solutions and foresights to shape the future of our built environments in service of people and planet.



substance

[suhb-stuhns]

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



Case Studies

2019
  1. Unblocked Cash Pilot

  2. Gentrification: Opportunity or Threat



2018
  1. Social Impacts of DLTs

  2. Brand x Space: World Vision International





Services & Process

We offer human-centered design services for private, public, and not-for-profit organisations in Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

1. Research

Empathise
  • Social research
  • Quantitative research
  • Qualitative research
  • Site, land and environment research
  • Community consultation
  • Facilitation
  • Participatory workshops

Define
  • Strategic foresight
  • Impact assessment
  • Regulatory checks
  • Feasibility study
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Report writing
2. Design

Ideate
  • Concept Design
  • Co-creation
  • Brief design
  • Interdisciplinary design coordination
  • Regulatory design coordination

Prototype
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Physical 3D modelling
  • Digital 3D Modelling
  • Design documentation
3. Develop

Test
  • Community outreach
  • User and beneficiary testing*
  • Piloting
  • Materials research
  • Cost estimation

Implement
  • Capacity building
  • Project management
  • Construction documentation
  • Scheduling
  • Tendering
  • Building contract administration
  • Accountability and learning

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About

Contact

‭+61 412 518 446‬
Locations

Melbourne, AUS
Paris, FR
Elsewhere

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Mission

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Biographics
Björn Rust
Pronouns: he/him

Post-industrial designer cum researcher, developing human-centred solutions for purpose-driven people.
Nikhila Madabhushi
Pronouns: she/her


Architect, researcher and educator developing projects that shape our socio-spatial environments.