Modeled on a striking building constructed for the Beijing Olympics, Nick Falzone's custom PC case is made of aluminum-lined wood and modeled on renders created by the original architect.
After completing my last few cases, I wanted to try my hand at something a little different. People often asked me why, if I was building cases from scratch, I would simply use the “standard” PC chassis shape and besides the reply “it just works that way”, I did not have much to say back to them. I also always loved how Jounge’s (Gert Swolfs) Hypercube 2 Case looked and so I decided to build a cube case. The concept for the case went further than just the shape and it turned into a desire to make a computer case less that looks less like a computer case and more like a beautiful object.
There's even a clever example of the easy way being the better way: the lighting effect was accomplished not with a fancy LED array, but with translucent acrylic.
Chiaroscuro by Nick Falzone [Bit-tech.net]