This case was designed by Nick Falzone, a 19-year old college student studying Architecture at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo CA. Writing for bit-tech.net, Geoff Richards says,
The spirit of the ancient sangaku lives on in the craftsmanship and attention to detail of this project. In the end, there are some 130 wood joints and the case took approximately 300 hours to build in Nick's spare time over nine months during 2005.
Visit the bit-tech.net website for step-by-step photos of the building of this incredible custom computer case and of some of the elements of Japanese design that inspired it.