Our more comical stories on the topic included a proposal for a Dubai-style "space hotel" in Barcelona and a tower under construction in China that bore an unfortunate resemblance to a penis.
On a more positive note for the technology, a printed robohand was designed to help children born without fingers and a bionic ear that can hear radio frequencies beyond a human's normal range.
The top spot in April went to a glazed garden hideaway by act_romegialli disguised inside a dense thicket of bushy plants and blossoming wildflowers.
Second most popular was Kengo Kuma's installation of bamboo trees around a topographical landscape of stone and water.
Archea Associati's winery outside Florence with huge terracotta vaults concealed beneath the vineyard came in next.
A combined house and pet shop with an opaque box balanced over see-through walls of glass and perforated steel was fourth.
Kengo Kuma was in the top five again with a primary school in Tokyo, conceived as the modern equivalent of a traditional Japanese schoolhouse.
We jetted off to New York in May for more Dezeen and MINI World Tour, where Stephen Burks took around his favourite parts of the city and Philippe Starck presented a faucet that uses half as much water a regular tap.