As the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics graces our TV screens and athletes run, jump, swim, and shoot their way to glory, it’s easy to become a little put off by all of the pomp and circumstance. For some it might be upsetting to realize that they can never become Olympians. Thank goodness there is always architecture to lift one’s spirits! We’ve prepared this installment of projects to steer you clear of Olympic angst. Among them, a house and studio for making dolls in Japan, a police station in Spain, a tram station in Munich, and a vacation house in Portugal. Enjoy!