Paratsoo Pourvahidi



The aim of this research is to understand the spatial configuration between the spaces by using the space syntax method for close, semi-open and open spaces.

Design/ methodology/approcach

The method of this study is Agraph that is one of the tools of space syntax method. Agraph tool represent spatial relation between the spaces with graph and calculation included. During the research, all the space such as close, semi-open and open spaces analyzed with space syntax method.


The finding of this investigation demonstrated that although traditional houses have different topological issue, from different level of economy but the concern of organizing spaces under context and social hierarchy were same between all of them. Furthermore, inhabitants in different level of economy attempt to organize space by concerning privacy and public issue. Designing of traditional building in temperate humid climate is in a way to respond to the harsh climatic condition and to their cultural behavior.

Research Limitations/Implications

Four different types of Iranian traditional buildings where are located in the temperate-humid climatic region of Iran analyzed for discovering the social relation of the spaces in Gilan province. These four different categories included of one bedroom to more than five bedroom buildings. Hence, this research just considered the analysis for the houses with less than five bedrooms.

Practical Implications

Applying Agraph tool for understanding privacy and public degree of spaces.

Social Implications

Applying Agraph tool on Iranian traduational architecture for estimating the degree of privacy in each spaces. Since in Iranian culture spaces organized based on the public and privacy factor.


The original of this research is to finding the degrre of privacy in each building with different level of economy based on Agraph tool. However, the result was different from the previuse studies. The consequence of Agraph tool needs some modification for applying in architectural purposes.


AGRAPH tool, ıranian traditional building, space syntax, temperate-humid climate.

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