EXPLORE PORTFOLIO OF YUKI NARITA
Most people define an architect as simply a designer of the buildings. For me, architecture is more; it is a passion. A great architect has to travel between the world of imagination and the world of creativity, bridging the mind with a new reality. A great architect has to have a spectacular imagination and bring that vision into reality. Einstein once said, “If you can imagine it, you can create it.” and that is what architecture really is. I love it, and I want to be better at it.
Art has become the spark of my intellectual curiosity. As I began to explore visual arts at the age of three, I found it hard to draw exactly what was in front of me. I directly developed my capacity to think creatively based on the infinite possibilities in arts. There are countless combinations of colors, angles, designs, and styles involved in drawing a simple object that awaits creation on a sheet of blank space.
DJing became part of my most memorable journey in the United States. This experience of becoming an DJ truly made me recognize that music — not only in classical music but music in all genre — unites people and brings happiness to each other. By organising and performing on stage as an DJ, I was able to make smiles and harmonies around me, creating an positive atmosphere all year around, especially after stressful deadlines and examinations.
As a musician, I like to create harmony on my violin. As a person, I seek to create harmony in the world whenever I can. I began my musical journey as a violinist at age two. Along my musical journey, I have stepped forward to accept both adventures and higher challenges. By fifth grade, I was selected as the youngest violinist to take part of the Suzuki Method Japan Representative String Orchestra and played a solo on Concerto for Four Violins in B minor by Vivaldi in European Concert Tour 2007 and 2010. As I faced this challenge, music taught me the importance of leadership, teamwork, and friendship.
I began my journey towards culinary arts in my high school years in the United States. Yes, everyone loves food. But I see food in a way that is not only our everyday routine that makes pleasant feelings in our stomach —something completely different. What I love about these outreach experiences is that it provides a caring connection to others. In Culinary industries, we stop thinking only of ourselves. We think how great it would be if we could offer happiness to others. Thinking of their happiness triggers even more of our own potential for our own happiness to ripen. The quality that I adore from my culinary work experience is that it bringing joy to others, I, too, find happiness.
My name is Yuki Narita, graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture Honours at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford School of Architecture in 2018. I am from Tokyo, Japan, and have a very international background; having stayed and travelled throughout the United States, studied in a Northeast Pennsylvania’s premier private boarding school for four and a half years, and spent the past three years studying in Oxford, England. This exposure to different cultures from an early age has given me adaptability, empathy for cultural differences, and the ability to appreciate the value of different opinions and ideas. I have designed and created my own portfolio website as a way to exhibit my talents I achieved throughout my life.