Industrial design operates around limitations, and that's part of what makes design so engaging. But occasionally we see designers, inventors and/or corporations unfettered by budget or restraint. Here are the most extreme pieces of design we've witnessed this year.
Las Vegas saw the debut of the Sphere, a $2.3 billion, 336'-tall, 516'-wide structure covered in 580,000 square feet of LEDs.
We'll end with some extreme-in-the-right-direction examples. The Japanese town of Kamikatsu's Zero-Waste sorting facility, as well as the town's microbrewery, repurposed hundreds of discarded windows to build out their structures.