Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson's large-scale installations that explore light, perception and environmental issues are always firm favourites with Dezeen readers.
The most popular of the year was a towering waterfall installed at the Palace of Versailles. The waterfall resembles those Eliasson installed in New York's East River in 2008 and gained the artist widespread recognition.
The Copenhagen bridge Eliasson designed to resemble ship mast and his installation constructed from Lego buildings designed by architects including Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels followed closely behind.
Eliasson's spinning top-shaped Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, which he designed in 2007 alongside architect Kjetil Thorsen, also featured in our exclusive series of video interview with outgoing gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones published in the last year