Comedy skyscraper stories dominated August, when a Spanish residential tower was reportedly built without a working elevator and a Chinese businessman made himself a home resembling a fake mountain on top of a Beijing housing block (pictured).
Billionaire technology tycoon Elon Musk revealed designs for a supersonic Hyperloop transport system to link Los Angeles and San Francisco in just 30 minutes.
For those not so keen on public transport, test flights were approved for the world's first practical jetpack.
On top in August was a house in Bondi, Sydney, composed of long brick and wood volumes extending down a narrow plot.
Roland Halbe's photographs of a rural beach house in Chile featured in our second most popular post.
A concept for narrow apartments that fill tiny gaps between existing buildings was next.
In fourth place, a home in Osaka with a garden snaking between its cedar-clad walls.
Hyper-realistic computer renderings showing a forthcoming concrete and glass house in England also made the top five.