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In the traditional Persian architecture, the design of different spaces of houses was based on the needs of their inhabitants, and these needs affected even the arrangement and the mode of spatial relationships. In contemporary architecture, housing patterns do not usually meet the needs of their inhabitants. This research investigates spatial configuration in a sample of houses of the first modern and Isfahan style architecture; in order to find the functional space and the most important factor affecting the space syntax. Selected samples were analyzed using "E-Graph" software, and by calculating the average and the Pearson coefficients of three variables of depth, integration and connectivity, and the correlation of these variables on space syntax was studied. The results show that in traditional houses, the yard and the porch, had the role of connection in the system; and Majlesi (chamber) was located at the lowest depth. In modern houses, the living room and the hall are functionally used and perform as space divider while other spaces connect to this space with direct access. Finally, the variables of integration and connectivity had the greatest impact on the space syntax, both in traditional and modern houses.