San Francisco-based Montalba Architects has transformed a standard trailer into a mobile dental clinic, complete with two operating rooms and a reception area.
Called Studio Dental, the clinic is housed inside a 26-foot-long, black trailer that can be hitched to a pickup truck.
Encompassing 230 square feet (21 square metres), the trailer contains a sterilisation room, waiting area, and two semi-private operatories – areas containing specialist dental equipment for examining and treating patients.
"The truck is equipped to handle everything that a brick and mortar office can provide, including cleanings, fillings and whitening," said David Montalba, the architecture firm's founding partner.
The American Institute of Architects announced this week that the dental clinic had won a 2015 National Healthcare Design Award, given to exemplary projects that represent current and future trends in healthcare design.
"At a time when the healthcare industry is reevaluating methods of delivery, this project re-visions the concept of the mobile healthcare trailer with a design that could breathe new life into the typology," said the jury.