Traditional computer cases are elaborate modifications of a simple metal box. There are holes for expansion cards, places to put hard drives and design generally subscribes to a “form follows function” mentality with the cheapest option making the CEO proud. Does that mean all cases have to follow the same formula? If so, when does a chassis move beyond a computer case and transform into something new?
The famous architect Mies often stated that “Less is More” which became a defining phrase in modern architecture and also helped to describe an art movement called minimalism. In terms of architecture the “Less is More” concept was used to describe the removal of ornamentations from buildings and allow structure to define shapes and basically strip everything down to its most basic form. Of course everyone interpreted the minimalism movement differently and while wome took things to the extreme with solid blocks of color others worked in tasteful harmony.